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More planning for proposed 'Senior Center'

Monday, February 9, 2009

A group of concerned citizens met with Cherokee Recreation Director Dave Ellis (standing) in the auditorium at the Cherokee Community Center on Jan. 28, to discuss a proposed meeting area for area "seniors" to meet for activities. Photo by Dan Whitney
Kick-off Potluck scheduled for noon on Feb. 11

A meeting at the Cherokee Community Center on Jan. 28, scheduled to allow more input from citizens and proceed with plans for a fellowship area for seniors and others, drew a good crowd of 20-plus.

Cherokee Recreation Director Dave Ellis began the meeting by taking some of the attendees on a brief tour of the Community Center to show them how much space is available in the building.

When the meeting resumed, several ideas were shared among those gathered, all of whom were excited about the idea of such a meeting place and the need for it.

Ellis set a date of Wednesday, Feb. 11 for a noon potluck meal in the Community Center basement. The event will not only be a time of fellowship, it is seen as a "kick off" to the proposed "Senior Center." Among the items to be discussed at that meeting will be what name to assign to the meetings, activities, and meeting place, and attendees will be able to vote on a few choices at the Potluck meeting.

A committee was selected from those attending, and this group met after the meeting to plans for their future meeting dates. The committee will present their suggestions and/or proposals to the people attending the potluck meal on Feb. 11. Committee members include Bud Clow, Janet Lucas, Marilyn Leinbaugh, Bev Zieman, Morgan Graverholt, Harold Ferrin and Dave Ellis.

The proposed 'senior center' activities will be available to all "mature" citizens of Cherokee County, aged 60 and over (some exceptions may be made for a few younger folks, based on circumstances).

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