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October 17, 2013

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Pagc 2 - The (;lenville Democrat - Thursday, October 17, 2013 f TALK ABOUT BEING A 'POPULAR' SENIOR CENTER EVENT ..• just say, "Bingo•" That game word will fill up the Gilmer County Senior Center's whole parking 10t every year and draw over 200 avid Bingo players from both near and far away. Senior Center Executive Director Sallie Mathess relates that the center sponsors this once a year as a mega fund-raiser. "In that, way, we can raise monies to help support our other Senior Center's events," she explains. The popular Bingo takes place on the first Friday of each October• If you missed it this fall, prepare to have a good time at it next year. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) , I-lOPE THAT HE'S GOT YOUR NUMBER! -- Don Bailey, a Normantown volunteer firefighter and auctioneer, called the numbers atthe annual Senior Center Bingo Night• When calling a number, not a voice could be heard among the evening's 200 Bingo players• Calling the numbers at this big social and fund- raising event has become a tradition for Don. Keep up the good work and cheerful calling, Don! Great job, once again in 2013! NORMANTOWN COUPLE ENJOYS BINGO -- Among those many Bingo players were the sociable Mary and John Nicholson, of Normantown. "It was great fun," John confirmed. BOTH THE YOUNG AND SENIORS ENJOY THE ANNUAL BINGO -- In looking around in the crowd, there were many younger people who seemed to be getting a kick out of playing Bingo with the Seniors. Here, Daniel Reed (center, end of table, looking at camera) notices this senior editor getting ready to take his picture• Mr. Reed is an accomplished author and local resident• THE FRAMETOWN REST AREA UPDATE IA Iongtime employee of the service firm taking care of the state's rest areas is the likeable young man, David Harrison of Frametown. He's a very conscientious employee, being helpful to the stopping motorists, as to tourism directions, among other duties. Some other Senior Center events that you • may not want to miss! The Gilmer County Senior Center has a packed listing of upcoming events here and elsewhere, such as: • Nov. -- Murder Mystery Dinner HAVING A GOOD TIME -- Rachel Collins (I-r) and her daughter-in-law, Janice Collins, were among the participants in the Annual Senior Center Bingo. These Glenville residents said that the evening's gaming was "a lot of fun." In addition, Rachel emphasized that she's always lived in college towns, having been born and raised in Bethany in the Northern Panhandle, which is famous for being the home of Bethany College, an 1840 Church of Christ school. It was founded by this religion's founder, Alexander Campbell, who created it as a top notch liberal arts school. Rachel has many stories to relate tb people who want to know more about Bethany and its college. After her years up there, she moved to Glenville where her family was raised, many attending Glenville State College. to take place. • • Nov. 6--- Veterans Appreciation • Dec. 1 -- Christmas Sweepstakes begins. --Trip to view Christmas lights. TBA-- to the Mountain Theatre Program is popular. Christmas SpectacUlar Show!