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Quilt Club warms two charities

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By Nancy Archer

The Quilt Club raffles at the Cherrywood Craft Show will make the holidays brighter for two local charities. The quilt drawing produced $246 for the food pantry at Interfaith Emergency Services.

The raffle table of quilted items made it possible to send $113 to Sheltering Arms.

Democratic Club

The Cherrywood Democrats will welcome County Commissioner Barbara Fitos to the Nov. 21 meeting. She is committed to balanced, responsible growth management that preserves our environment, economic development, and quality of life and will take questions from the audience.

Our men and women in far off lands would certainly appreciate canned goods, candy, soap and shampoo, DVDs, etc. Give Geri whatever you wish to send and she will contact the SOS ladies to arrange for shipping.

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. Refreshments will be served.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Delivered to You

Don’t want to be the Thanksgiving cook this year? Well, you can have dinner delivered to your door by 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27.

Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, butter, and pumpkin pie.

Dinner for two is $24.99. Dinner for 4 to 6 is $54.99. Additional sides available, call for pricing. All orders must be placed by Monday Nov. 24. Call Michael at 361-8953.

Sock Hop

The next monthly Sock Hop will be Saturday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. Come and listen to some good music, dance a little and chat with neighbors and friends.

Cherrywood’s

Christmas Dinner

We will have our annual Christmas dinner at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.

Baked ham with pineapple, sweet potatoes, broccoli and cheese, mixed vege-tables, rolls, butter, salad and ambrosia, walnut cream cake, coffee and iced tea. See Nancy or Geri for tickets by Dec. 8.

Cherrywood Entertainment is putting food baskets together for children and their families at Hammett Bowen Elementary School. Please bring nonperishable food items and help fill the baskets.

Bowling League

Here’s the Cherrywood Bowling League report for Nov. 10.

Men’s high game: Bill Zyck 221, Jim Heape 211, Mike Arpaia 210, Robert Crowley 201.

Women’s high game: Holly Bragdon 184, Bernice Hasinec 159, Donna Moran 159, Jenny Arturi 159, Maria Nardone 159, Gianna Baker 158.

Subs high game: Mike Marasco 200, Judy Pniewski 179, Norma Alexander 177.

Bowers of the week, pins over average: Mike Arpaia +86, Bernice Hasinec +51.

Ladies Luncheon

About 30 women attended November’s Ladies Luncheon. We had two birthday celebrations; Mary Weinheimer and Joan Siegel.

The door prize went to Geri Watrouse. The 50/50 winners were Sue Anderson, Maria Foppiano, and Clarice Bryant.

Brian Lapalme will be our magical guest Wednesday, Dec. 10.

We will be giving toys to children in the southwest corridor, so bring a new, unwrapped toy to the December luncheon. Cherrywood will also be giving the proceeds from the 50/50 drawing to the SOS Committee.

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. Jackout goes off every week now no more waiting. Jackpots start at $100. Cost to play is $6 each week.

Travel Club

Here are the latest fall trips still available, and a bunch of new ones for this winter. 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. Watch next week for some new trips this winter.

Thursday, Nov. 27: The Palace Grand in Spring Hill is celebrating Thanksgiving with the New Dawn Singers, $69. Holiday buffet, reserved seats, all taxes and gratuities.

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Lobby Lights tour of four hotels, snow, shopping and prime rib buffet at the Swan Hotel, $66. Bus, dinner, all taxes and tips.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 or Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009: A day at Hard Rock Casino, $25. Roundtrip bus, $25 in free play, $5 toward lunch, and driver tip.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church in Orlando, $69. Spectacular choir, 3 p.m. performance, lavish buffet at the church, bus, taxes and tips.

Monday, Dec. 29: ICE exhibit at Gaylord Palms Resort, $62. Hand-carved ice sculptures, slides, lighted holiday scenes, bus, lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, taxes and tips.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009: 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, 2009: 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.

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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 Dec. 20. 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.