Featured speaker -
Karen Nelson brought many postcards, maps and booklets to show the Good Time crew, as well as Hawaiian products and other souvenirs from the Hawaiian cruise she took in October of this year.
Members of the Good Times Place participated in a Hawaiian Luau at the Cherokee Community Center on Thursday November 9, and the Cherokee seniors came dressed in muumuus and grass skirts for the occasion. which was hosted by Dale and Caryl Lee Cline.
Ellen Henderson greeted everyone with a lei and an "Aloha" greeting, and then speaker Karen Nelson told of her recent vacation to our 50th state and shared photos and souvenirs of her trip.
Morgan Graverholt and Dave Ellis gave some hula lessons to the group, and then everyone enjoyed dancing "en masse" to some Hawaiian melodies.
Best Dressed -
These smiling people were chosen as the "Best Dressed" at the Good Times Place November 9th Hawaiian Luau.
Back row, left to right, Christy Graettinger, Dale Cline, Ruth Barlow, Karen Thomsen, Karen Nelson, Dave Ellis, Phyllis Eickholt, Morgan Graverholt, Betty Harrison, Ellen Henderson.
Front row, Caryl Lee Cline, Donna Brown, Arlene Schlenger, Geri Evans, Marge Graverholt and Carole Berkler.
The Good Times Place is an organization for seniors, with various groups meeting once a week or more often, participating in Painting, Crafts, Tai-Chi, Woodcarving and Card Club.
Special events are scheduled each month, depending upon the time of year.
Plans are currently being made for Progressive Dinners, and members are also sponsoring two families for Christmas.
How about a nice Hawaiian Punch? -
Shirley Adduddel (right) serves the first taste of the "Mai Tai" punch to Caryl Lee Cline as the Luau begins.
A mystery dinner is also being planned for New Year's Eve.
Hula moves -
Morgan Graverholt and Dave Ellis display some of the hula moves they taught to the Good Times Place members following the recent Hawaiian meal.
Dave is sponsor of the Good Times group and served as Master of Ceremonies, and Morgan, who initiated the senior citizen group for Cherokee in 2008, is a co-leader of the Good Times Place group.