A few more hands needed for breakfast

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By Nancy Archer

Many “happy holidays” and “merry Christmas” greetings were exchanged at the last breakfast. Thanks go to Nancy Stablein who donated her 50/50 winnings back to the kitchen.

The next Cherrywood breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 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.

Bowling League

We had our Bowling League party Dec 15. All present had a good time and enjoyed the food, and the music by Rich Becotte. We hope you had a merry Christmas and will have a happy New Year.

There is no bowling Dec. 29, so we will see you Jan. 3, 2009.

The Cherrywood Bowling report for Dec. 15.

Men’s high games: Carmel Frendo 219, Dave Bragdon 202, Chick Spencer 188.

Women’s high games: Holly Bragdon 207, SanDee Spencer 188. Jenny Arturi 165.

Subs high game: Roy Stacer 214.

Bowler of the week, pins over average: Carmel Frendo +89. Lois Crowley +86.

Submitted by Fran Hall, secretary/treasurer.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Start the New Year by not cooking. Cherrywood residents can have New Year’s Eve dinner delivered by 6 p.m. from My Sons Catering.

Prime rib, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, garlic shrimp, rolls and pecan pie. Dinner for two $25.99, for 4 to 6 $59.99, for 7 to  10 $99.99.

Order by Dec. 29. For more information, call 361-8953.

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, 2009 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

Here are the latest trips still available. 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 2009. We are working on new day trips for spring and summer 2009.

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