MANVILLE: Senior Corner column, week of July 26

   The Manville Senior Citizens meet at 12:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the VFW on Washington Avenue. The next meeting is Aug. 9.
   The club is comprised of people who are residents of Manville, age 60 or older, and age 55, if disabled.
   Canned goods or non-perishable food items will continue to be collected before each meeting, as well as soup labels. Remember to bring one item per member to help stock the Food Bank.
   Blood pressure screening is held before the beginning of each meeting for members.
   The bylaws committee gave its presentation of the proposed changes to the current bylaws at the July meeting. After much discussion and input by the club members, the changes were voted on by secret ballot. The results will be discussed at the Aug. 9 meeting.
   We had another enjoyable time at our annual picnic at Falcons Club in June. This event is one that we look forward to every year for socializing and to enjoy great picnic fare. Most of us spent time in the pavilion keeping cool, while a few braved the heat and sat under the trees. Food was abundant as usual and no one went home hungry.
   Recreation Events
   • Trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Oct. 21-27. Includes overnight lodging in Virginia to and from Myrtle Beach; four nights in Myrtle Beach; shows at the Carolina Opry & Alabama Theatre; admission to Brookgreen Gardens, including a creek tour; Barefoot Landing; visit to Broadway at the Beach, and dinner a Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Theatre.
   Contact Donna Pierrot at 908-722-0325 for reservations or information. This trip is open to the public.
   • Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs — Tuesday, Oct. 30, trip includes luncheon buffet at Timbers Restaurant and the “Voices of Legends” matinee show starring Eric Kearns, an impressionist doing vocals of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash. Cost is $53, with $25 returned. The bus leaves from the VFW parking lot at 9 a.m. and returns 7 p.m. Contact Josephine Pschar to make a reservation at 908-722-0156.
   • New Year’s Eve “Day” celebration — Dec. 31 at the Royal Manor, Garfield. Trip includes family-style luncheon, show, open bar and dancing. The cost is $95, with $50 due at signup and $45 by Nov. 1. The bus will leave from the VFW at 9:45 a.m. and return about 4:30 p.m. Make reservations with Josephine Pschar at 908-722-0156. This trip is open to the public.
   • Atlantic City — Trips have changed to the second Wednesdays of the each month. The next one leaves from the VFW parking lot at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, and goes to Showboat Casino. The cost is $30, which will be returned. This trip is open to the public by reservation only. Make a reservation with Josephine Pschar at 908-722-0156.
— Geraldine Klimowich 