Spring Creek Village: Flu shots and a Monster Mash on the horizon

Spring Creek Village is gearing up fast for the good times ahead. Jackie and Peter Jerva are hosting the Monster Mash on October 31. It promises to be a ghoulish delight for everyone. Early bird tickets for $10 are available until the 17th, and this will entitle you to special gift drawings on the night of the party. Tickets will be available at the door, too.

Happy hour is at 5 p.m. followed with sharing finger foods at 6 p.m. You are asked to bring your contribution on the special food trays provided by the entertainment committee. Don’t eat too much because the music with Denny Brown starts at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and there will be prize drawings as well.

On November 4, the visiting nurses will be in the clubhouse from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to give flu shots. Be sure to put this on your schedule. As promised, I am once again reminding you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Grandma, get your mammogram.

The dedication ceremony of the Veterans’ Memorial, at the front of the park, will take place November 10, the Marine Corp. birthday and the day before Veterans’ Day. This will include the unfurling of the American Flag and the P.O.W. flag on the pole already in place. Several dignitaries have been invited and a special invitation goes out to all of our veterans and other residents. This list is long as we have many men and women in our park who served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. I am sure many residents have family and friends who have also served or are serving in recent wars.

Our prayers and thanks go out to all of them.

Following the dedication, there will be a village wide chicken barbecue at the picnic shelter. It is going to be the best deal in town at $5 per person, starting at noon. Last year’s proceeds enabled us to take care of most of the cost of dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we hope to do the same this year. Please contact Millie Pearson for ticket information. If you are planning to attend, but won’t be here until closer to that date, please let Millie know so that we can get a semi-accurate head count. Unfortunately, because of the fact that we need to know how much to buy, tickets will not be available after November 8.

Bobbi Adams passed on the news from bingo last week and said Jim Stivers did a great job as caller. Mary Merchant and Arlene Kenney shared the layer cake special. Bonnie Gunsallus and Evelyn Wright split the big picture frame and, continuing in the sharing theme, Jackie Hager and Herb Higgins split the first half of the 15th game. Mabel Fleenor was the happy recipient of the cover all. Recently returned, Millie Pearson won the big basket.

You might drop Shirley Grayko a note to encourage her to get well and come back to SCV this winter. She is taking therapy and improving daily but will need a few more months to recover. Let’s tell her we miss her and get back in the fold.

Judy Duffy sent me a note regarding John Lohmann of Fiji Lane who passed away at home. His partner, Elsie Smith, was at his side. John was a long time resident of SCV. He wasn’t seen much in recent years due to multiple strokes that left him confined to a wheelchair. Please send your condolences to Elsie Smith at 4700 Fiji Lane.

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