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Cherrywood news 12-2-2011

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Veterans Day ceremony a success

By Nancy Archer

The Cherrywood Veterans Club celebration of Veterans Day was a great success. There was an excellent breakfast to start the day. Our ceremony to honor all veterans was held at 11 a.m. with our own Color Guard Marching (cold but proud). Guest speaker was Mile Curran, Past Commander of VFW Post 4781.
Fun-N-Sun games were held in the afternoon with fun-seeking residents participating in bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard and putting. Brats, hotdogs and hamburgers were served in the afternoon. But ... here is the best part of the day. It would not have been possible without all you wonderful volunteers who really made this celebration the success that we’d hoped for. There are too many names to list (kitchen, serving line, grill master. clean up crew, etc.), so thank you to each and everyone for lending a hand to not only the Vets’ Club but the community as well. It’s a great feeling to know so many were willing to say, “Can I help.” We also extend our deep appreciation to all the residents who came out and supported the Cherrywood Veterans Club in this fund-raising endeavor.

Ladies luncheon
We meet on the second Wednesday, of each month at noon in the clubhouse at Cherrywood Estates. The ladies are asked to bring a special covered dish to share. Don’t forget to bring your place setting and a beverage too. We provide hot coffee, and door prizes and special guests and a 50/50 drawing.
Our mission is to give back to the community as best as we can. So far we have collected candy for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Halloween Children’s Party. This month we collected items to be shipped to our solders overseas.
Our speaker was Norelren Pickell of “Support our Soldiers.” Her mission is to collect, pack and send these items to our soldiers. We had a great response and enjoyed Norelren’s special message.
Our holiday luncheon will be Wednesday, Dec. 14 at noon. Christmas music will be provided by our own “Cherrywood Songbirds.” The ladies are asked to bring stuffed animals, dolls and toys for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. These items will be to comfort children in distress. A representative will be on hand to speak to us and to explain their project and receive our gifts for them.
Please join us to enjoy the holiday’s and sing with our Cherrywood Songbirds.
Thank you, Zoe Milnes.

Cherrywood Democrats
Just wanted to let you all know that the president of the Democrat Club Harriett Scarpino has taken a fall and had to spend a few days at West Marion Hospital. She is now resting comfortably at TimberRidge in room 307A. Please feel free to send her a get well card or a note to let her know you are thinking about her during this holiday season. I’m sure it would make her feel better so much faster to know she has many friends in Cherrywood that care.
Please send all your articles to me by Thursday of each week so that I can have time to get them into the Citizen on time. I enjoy writing for the Citizen with my daughter Christine, and we have lived in Cherrywood for 13 years. Please send them to my e-mail at bluejay10453@live.com. Until next week, Nancy and Christine.