Star City Seniors

14 years ago

Star City Seniors

    On Sept. 20, the Northern Maine Council on Aging held their final meeting of the year at the Mars Hill, Blaine, Westfield clubhouse on the West Ridge Rd in Mars Hill. 

    There were 27 members and two guests, the Rev. Mark Carter and his wife, Mary of the Old Fashion Revival Center in Blaine, in attendance. Rev. Carter and his wife entertained the group with fellowship and music. The door prize was won by Patsy Delong of Presque Isle and the 50-50 was won by Marion Allen of Presque Isle. Fort Fairfield won the plaque for the most in attendance.
    A moment of silence was held for Robert Craig, 78, of Mars Hill, who passed away on Sept. 15. He was the former president of the Council on Aging for several years. He gave that position up during the March meeting at Fort Fairfield. The new president now is Gerald Soucier of Fort Fairfield. The next council meeting is March 2, 2011, at Fort Fairfield. The Mars Hill members were thanked for providing lunch.
    The group went on a bus trip Sept. 22, with 17 members plus the bus driver, Ralph LaPointe. They left the Methodist Church around 9 a.m., went by way of Ashland, then Masardis, stopping at Pioneer Place, which is the Amish store in Smyrna, before continuing to Grammy’s Country Inn in Linneus. The trees were beautiful in red, gold and green. They also enjoyed eating yogurt pretzels.
    After leaving the store, we continued to Grammy’s, only to find another group of 45 were there. We waited awhile, taking pictures of the red deer, before deciding to go the Elm Tree North on the Presque Isle road in Houlton. When we arrived, the tables were all set up. It was nice of them to accommodate so many on short notice. The meals were great and the price was reasonable.     Condolences go out to the Robert Craig family. He was a great friend. He enjoyed people no matter who you were. Rev. Carter did a great job at the graveside services. Thank you.