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Another mission of mercy planned

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By Nancy Archer

Tim and Daphne Delaney are still working with the mission in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua but hurricane survivors in Haiti have become a second concern. They have been in touch with Pastor Pierre Almonor, who is trying to care for 300 impoverished children in one of the poorest nations in the world.

The Delaneys are planning a trip to Haiti, possibly in February, to help rebuild the mission’s school and bring as much material aid with them as they can. Donations of nonperishable food, clothing or money are welcome.

For more information, call Tim at 854-7234. Pastor Pierre Almonor can be reached at P.O. Box 381681, Miami, FL 33238-1681, or call 786-290-3215.

Cherrywood Breakfast

The next Cherrywood breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 17, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Juice, fruit cup, French toast, sausage, coffee and tea is $3 per person.

Larry and the crew still need a few more extra helping hands so we can rotate volunteers each month. For tickets, see Geri at the office or Nancy Archer at Bingo.

Blood Drive

Please come to the blood drive Thursday, Jan. 15. The Florida’s Blood Center bloodmobile will be at the Clubhouse from 7:45 a.m. to noon.

The supply is low and the need is great. For more information, call Jackie George at 873-3609.

Cherrywood Bowling League

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday this year. See you all back at bowling lanes Jan. 5.

Men’s high games: Dale Lunsford 218, Frank Pytlak 193, Dick Francis 189.

Women’s high games: Jenny Arturi 175, Fran Hall 166, Monica Whitenton 166, Jean Ellenwood 164.

Subs high games: Roy Stacer 209, Michael Marasco 159.

Bowler of the week, pins over average: Richard Whitworth +102, Holly Bragdon +57.

Submitted by Fran Hall, secretary/treasurer.

Ladies Luncheon

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for next month’s Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at noon. Just bring a covered dish to share.

Country Western Dance

Come out to the Clubhouse for a fun night of country music and mingle with friends and neighbors. We’re having a country western dance Saturday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. Rich Becotte will present the tunes.

Democratic Club

The Cherrywood Democratic Club will welcome Sheriff Ed Dean to its next meeting Jan. 16. Meet our re-elected sheriff and he will answer your questions about fighting crime in the community.

As a board member of the Salvation Army, Children’s Advocacy Center, Florida Sheriff’s Association, United Way of Marion County, National Cargo Theft Task Force, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency, Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, and County Children’s Alliance he will update us on community police work and his goal to continually reduce crime.

We ask that you remember the young people serving our country and make a donation toward their needs through the Support Our Soldiers committee.

Voter registration cards are available if you want to register or change party affiliation.

The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets monthly on the third Friday at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. For more information, call Harriet Scarpino at 873-9955.

Cherrywood Bingo

We have new games and bigger prizes at Cherrywood bingo. Get to know your neighbors and have a Thursday night filled with fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Get there early. Jackpot goes off every week, no more waiting. Jackpots start at $100. Cost to play is $6 each week.

Travel Club

It’s a happy New Year, because Santa dropped off a sleigh full of new trips.

Fliers for all trips are in the Clubhouse. Get your name in the Travel Club book if you want to go.

If you want to book or confirm a trip, call Nancy at 861-1432. Remember, you do not need to live in Cherrywood to go on our trips.

Look for an upcoming casino cruise on the brand new Las Vegas Casino line’s Liquid Vegas in January.

We’ll be Dancing With the Stars at the St. Pete Times Form in Tampa on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Cost, $159, includes bus, show, buffet dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Riverdance comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, Jan. 24. Cost, $117, includes bus, dinner at Sam Seltzer’s, show, taxes and tips.

The Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine presents Man of La Mancha on Sunday, Feb. 1. Cost, $72, includes bus, lunch at Le Pavillion, show, taxes and tips.

Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Show Palace on Thursday, March 12. Cost, $70, includes bus, musical comedy, buffet lunch, taxes and tips.

The Peking Acrobats perform at UF Performing Arts Center on March 21. Cost, $80, includes bus, lunch at Northwest Grille, 2 p.m. show, taxes and tips. Reserve by Jan. 15.

Waist Watchers at Tampa Performing Arts Center on March 25. Cost, $82, includes bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, musical comedy at 2 p.m., taxes and tips. Reserve by Jan. 15.

Natalie Needs a Nightie at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre on Thursday, April 2. Cost, $66, includes bus, zany show a 1 p.m., buffet lunch, taxes and tips.

Private Lives at the Early Bird Dinner Theater on Thursday, April 30. Cost, $66, includes bus, romantic comedy a 1 p.m., buffet lunch, taxes and tips.

Tuesday, Jan. 6, Monday, Feb. 9, Wednesday, March 4: A day at Hard Rock Casino, $25. Roundtrip bus, $25 in free play, $5 toward lunch, and driver’s tip.

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, The Producers, at the Show Palace in Hudson, $70. Bus, buffet lunch, matinee show, taxes and tips.

Monday, Jan. 19: Music of the Glen Miller Orchestra at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $68. Bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, matinee show, taxes and tips.

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5: A two-day mystery trip, $309. Lots of fun, bus, hotel, two lunches, one dinner – and more.

Tuesday, Feb. 10: A Tribute to Elvis at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $68. Bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, matinee show, taxes and tips.

Tuesday, Feb. 24: Hits of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s – Puttin’ on the Ritz at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $68. Bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, matinee show, taxes and tips.

May 10 to 22: Cross country bus trip to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon, $2,599 per person double occupancy. Eleven days and 12 nights, upscale hotels, tours, side trips, breakfast and dinner, six lunches, taxes and tips. For more information, call Laura Kane at 840-0333.

Cruise the western Caribbean for 7 nights aboard the Freedom of the Seas, departing Port Canaveral Nov. 29. Going to Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Cabin rates per person double occupancy: inside $791, promenade $891, balcony $1,071. Deposit required by March 5, fully refundable until Sept. 15.

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Get away to Pearl River Resort – 4 days and 3 nights in Choctaw, Miss., from Jan. 12 to 15, 2009. Two exciting casinos, Golden Moon and Silver Star, where we’ll stay. Indoor pool, fitness center, golf, entertainment and Vegas-style gaming.

Cost is $179 per person double occupancy, book by Jan. 5. Roundtrip motor coach, hotel, 3 meal coupons, and $25 casino money. For more information, call Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561.

Las Vegas trip March 1, 2009. Four nights in Vegas, roundtrip from Ocala to Orlando and roundtrip airfare from Orlando including taxes.

Your choice of hotels: Excalibur $579, Circus Circus $509, Monte Carlo $649, or Treasure Island $649, per person double occupancy. For more information, call Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are 10-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at bluejay10453@hotmail.com, by Thursday mornings.