OTOW Happenings 10-19-2012

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Opportunities to help others, play, and be entertained

By Eloise Hollyfield



Life South Bloodmobile


Two important dates for the first full week of November: Vote for your favorites on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and give a pint of blood to the Life South Bloodmobile on Monday, the day before the elections, Nov. 5.

The red, white and blue Life South Bloodmobile will be parked in the Health and Recreation Center’s parking lot from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donate a pint of your precious blood to help save three others in desperate need for your contribution! Roll up your sleeve, spend a half-hour or so donating the precious gift of life to three, yes, three people, who will be able to use your blood!

September’s donors to the Life South Bloodmobile included these following great, good citizens: Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Evelyn Holiday; Robert Kawalec;Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Anthony Maiorino; Roger Mckay; Marguerite Piotrowski; Howard Rutkowski; Lois Reisinger’ Simone Salesses; Thomas Seitz; Judith Singer; Michael Thomas; Jeralie Walters; and John Wilson! Thanks to all of you!


Bowling League

The bowling season is in full swing now, and the league welcomes back all of our bowlers from last year, as well as the following new bowlers: Nancy and Bob Bernabo; Bob and Barbara Lingis; Nick and Louise Zoccoli, and Pat and Mark Monk.

The High Hopes team is currently in first place, followed closely by the Lucky Four and the Pin Poppers. The male and female bowlers with the highest current averages are Bill Hull at 184 and Linda McIntyre at 162.

Games of 200 or higher have been bowled by Art Buecher with a 252 and a 226, Pete Gorczok with a 233, Jerry Roney with a 232 and a 224, Peter Ingwersen with a 217, Rod Shepherd with 215, Bill Hull with a 211, and Linda McIntyre with a 210.

High series with 600 or more include Art Buecher with a 614 and Pete Gorczok with a 605.


Lions Club

The club’s White Cane Day event took place on Oct. 12 and 13. Donations, which go directly to the Center for the Blind, were accepted by various club members who worked on a rotating basis throughout the day at Wal-Mart (SR 200), Publix, and Winn-Dixie.

The ever-popular Italian Dinner will take place on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and in addition to wonderful food, participants will also be treated to great entertainment by TheSidekick Western Dancers, Dr. Justin Ferns with the Doctors, and Karaoke by George.  Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 and will continue to be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 100 a.m. in the H & R Ballroom. This event is open to the public.

Each year the Lions Club sponsors the Veterans Day program, and this year is no exception. The program will take place at the Arbor Club on Nov. 11 at 2 and will be held indoors.


Travel Toppers

Seats are available for the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day trips. Be advised that we must adjust our contracts to actual seats sold soon because the venues have people wanting seats. So if you or your friends are interested in either trip, call the appropriate coordinator right away.
            The Thanksgiving Day event is at the Sleuth Mystery Theater. You will enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with unlimited beer, wine, or soda and a mystery play. Departure is at 10 a.m., and we will return about 5:30 p.m. Call Kathy Peterson at 352-873-2929 to reserve your seat.
            The Christmas Day event is at the ever popular Show Palace Dinner Theater. This is a celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah with a new elaborate production every year. Everyone raves about the holiday shows and enjoys a delicious buffet. Departure is 10 a.m. and we return about 5 p.m. To reserve seats, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 a.s.a.p.

*Please note that most activities are open to OTOW residents only.