MANVILLE: Seniors group next meets Aug. 8

Senior Corner column, July 11 issue

   The Manville Senior Citizens’ next regular meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 8. There will be no July meeting in lieu of today’s (July 11) picnic.
   The senior citizens meet at 12:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the VFW on Washington Avenue. Residents of Manville age 50 and older are eligible for membership. Also, persons who do not remain residents of Manville are still eligible for membership.
   Canned goods or nonperishable food items will continue to be collected before each meeting, as well as soup labels. Remember to bring one item per member to stock the Food Bank.
   Blood pressure screening is held before the beginning of each meeting for members.
   Brush and bulk pick-up is ongoing on alternate Tuesdays. Grass can be dropped off at the borough garage on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
   Recreation events
   • Tuesday, Dec. 3 — “Miracle of Christmas” at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. The Christmas story comes to life with inspirational music. Price includes show, lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and transportation. Cost is $110 with first payment of $55 due Aug. 7 and final payment Sept. 4. Teens are $60 and children $45. Contact Pat Zangaro at 908-722-6708 for information.
   • Tuesday, Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve Day celebration at the Royal Manor, Garfield. Trip includes family-style luncheon, show, one-hour open bar, dancing and comedian Marvin Bell. The cost is $90; first payment of $45 is due Sept. 4 and the second $45 by Oct. 2. Contact Pat Zangaro at 908-722-6708 to make a reservation. This trip is open to the public.
   • Atlantic City — Normally on the second Wednesday of each month, the next trip to Showboat Casino is Aug. 14. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. from the VFW parking lot. The cost is $30, of which $25 will be returned. This trip is open to the public. Call Josephine Pschar at 908-722-0156.
— Geraldine Klimowich 