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Palm Cay honors veterans

By Carol Beaver

Palm Cay will be saluting our veterans in two very special ways.

First, our Heroes Wall honors our veterans associated with people from Palm Cay. The pictures and write-ups are displayed on a patriotic background of red, white, and blue during the month of November at the Clubhouse.

Secondly, the Flamingo Club will present a Veterans Day Show on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Oasis Club House. This presentation will be the first Flamingo show under the direction of Nancy Solomon and Ada Murawski. Nancy has promised us many special surprises throughout the evening from beginning to end. You can’t miss this musical celebration which will salute the veterans of present and past wars. A special finale will honor our heroes in the different military branches.

A Special Day

A big Thank you goes out to Ray and Thelma Robinette for organizing the latest Gallivant trip to the Show Palace Dinner Theater at Hudson last Thursday. We were treated to the play “Fiddler on the Roof.” The play is about a poor Jewish peasant who is pulled between his age-old “Tradition!” and his much beloved daughters who want to follow their hearts and marry the men they love. We were entertained by such great songs as: “Matchmaker,” “If I were a Rich Man” and the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset.” There was hardly a dry eye as the play ended.

The Show Palace is known for its delicious buffet dinners which we all enjoyed. Talented local actors entertained us with their wonderful voices and acting abilities.

The Biggest Little Tree

The “Biggest Little Tree” will be coming to Palm Cay on Nov. 11. This is our chance to make Christmas a little extra special for local children.

The tree will be decorated with drummer boy and girl tags. Each tag represents a child of Marion County. Take a tag, or as many as you wish. Write your name and telephone number next to the corresponding number on the sign up sheet. Purchase your gift, and place your gift in a closed bag. Attach the whole tag to the outside of the bag between Nov. 29 and Dec. 8. Place your gift under the Biggest Little Tree.

This is a Salvation Army project; John and Alice Grillo will be collecting the gifts for distribution.

Palm Cay Holiday Dinner tickets on sale

The Holiday Dinner will take place on Sunday, Dec. 13 with servings at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Ticket sales will be at the Homeowners Meeting on Nov. 11 and at the Veterans Show that night. They will also be on sale from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oasis on the 16th, 17th, 18th, and also at the Pancake Breakfast on Nov. 14.

Menu will consist of the old favorite of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. The price for residents will be $7 a person; guests will be charged $17 for the meal.

Get your tickets soon; this event is always a popular favorite.

Keeping healthy

The holiday season is fast approaching. During the next few weeks of increased get-togethers, holiday foods and special treats, we can gain an extra 5 to 8 pounds. With this in mind, let’s make our New Year’s Eve resolutions a little early and promise ourselves that we will forgo this unpleasant conclusion.

Taste the goodies, but remember, portions are critical. Also keep active. Palm Cay offers us a number of weekly activities which can keep us healthy and active. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m., you can attend the half hour indoor walk exercise. Following this activity, there is a low impact aerobic half hour. There is a tennis game on Monday through Friday. Check the schedule for times. Horseshoes meets at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Line dancers meet on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for an hour of fun exercise. Men’s table tennis is a popular sport here at Palm Cay. They meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7 p.m. Cloggers meet on Fridays. Check the schedule or call Lorna Chambers if interested.

Men’s golf tees off on Tuesday; bocci meets on Wednesday, and shuffleboard is played on Wednesday and Thursday.

There are a number of stretching and low impact activities that you can do a home using a sturdy kitchen chair. A few minutes everyday can make a big difference in how we feel.

Palm Cay Gabby Hatters

Submitted by Pia Pellicano, secretary

The Palm Cay Gabby Hatters held their monthly meeting at the Clubhouse. Lois Barber had a reading that was enjoyed by all. It was called, “A Heart of Kindness.” There were discussions concerning the upcoming New Year. It was decided that we would still make our yearly contributions as follows: Arnetta and Dolores will pick up teddy bears for the Sheriff’s Station. Ginny will take care of the Littlest Christmas Tree. Lois will send checks to the Woman’s Shelter and the Humane Society.

At our October meeting and outing, we went to the Town Prison Farm and to Ipanema for lunch.