Citrus Park: Residents preparing for holiday celebrations, dinners

Wilma Arnett returned from Ohio with news that she was surprised to meet a former Citrus Park resident while playing cards at a senior center. Peg McAllister was just as amazed to meet someone from her former home, too.

New residents John and Sherri Bruder, retired teachers, had barely moved in when they received a call from former students asking them to return to Shepherd, Mich. to be the grand marshals for the homecoming game and parade on Sept. 25. They each were asked to make a speech at the pep assembly, where they were presented a plaque and given a standing ovation.

They led the parade in a convertible along with their dog, Brody, who was dressed in blue and gold, the school colors. At halftime of the football game, John, a former track coach, couldn’t resist running around the newly constructed track to the cheers of the crowd. What a fun experience to liven up retirement. And what a warm feeling to be remembered in such an exciting way.

The activities office is open and tickets are ready for Renewing Friendships at the Nov. 7 dinner dance with Joe Turner providing the music. We welcome Shorty Vincent and his band on Nov. 14 for a dinner dance. On Nov. 21, we will be Celebrating the Good Life with dinner and dancing to Jason DeSimone.

Tickets are also available for the Hard Rock Casino trip of Nov. 20 — a great deal which includes motor coach transportation, free play and a food voucher. If you’re ready for a theatre trip, join us on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater matinee buffet and show, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” You won’t want to miss this musical comedy.

Thanksgiving dinner tickets are also available. Get your tickets early and beat the crowd along with first pick of seating.

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