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Page 20 • The Branchburg News • May 2011 Sweet Spring Bake Sale & a 10-Gallon Milestone By Grace Gargiulo


Thanks to all who contributed to our Bake Sale at BCMS in April by making a donation or purchas- ing some goodies. The sale’s suc- cess is the result of the generosity of the Branchburg residents. And thanks to Arlene and Alan Adler, co-chairs, and their committee: Joseph Abate, Lillian Sheroke and Angela Schmitt. Your efforts made it happen.


Congratulations to our member, Stanley Godlesky, a blood donor at Somerset Medical Center, who reached the 10 gallon milestone. The blood donated is used by the Medical Center for patients, includ- ing those who undergo surgery, and for life-saving treatments for cancer and certain blood disorders. Thank you, Stan, for contributing the gift of life.


Welcome New Members: Ani- ta & Robert Doyle, Robert Marko, Kathy & Tim Moser Meetings: Thursday, May 5 is a business meeting. Thursday, May 19 is a social meeting. Tues- day, May 24 is an executive board meeting. Fun Days are Thursdays, May 12 & 26. Trip: On Saturday, May 21, there will be a trip to Monmouth Park Racetrack for a luncheon and racing. Non-members welcome if room is available on the bus. Call 908-361-7090 for additional infor- mation.


Membership information: Se- nior residents of Branchburg, be- come a member of the Branchburg Township Senior Citizens Club and enjoy socializing with other members. Events include: monthly sandwich luncheons; monthly day trips and “Fun Days” which in- clude cards, crafts, pool, movies and other activities. Schedule is as follows: A sand- wich luncheon and social is on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 am. A business meeting fol- lowed by cake, coffee and tea is on the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 am. Fun Days are on the sec- ond and fourth Thursday of month (and fifth if it occurs). These events are held at the Community Room at Whiton Hills, Route 202, Low- er Level, Building 10. Dates and times vary for day trips.


Membership is open to all resi- dents 55 or older and spouses may join regardless of age.


The Club supports the local Food Bank, and members are asked to donate a non-perishable, non-breakable food item, and bring it to the social meeting on the third Thursday of the month. The club delivers donations to the Food Bank.


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Happy Birthday May Seniors


Compiled by Dotty Budzek May 2 Ann Fogarty


May 3 Henry (Hank) Millan May 9 Arlene Buhl May 10 Helen Rochman May 10 Arlene Wachino May 10 Celia Hyde May 16 Dorothy Meidhof May 19 Mildred Ezman May 22 Eleanor Lamprecht May 25 Stan Godlesky May 28 Joan Marotta May 30 Joan Phillips


Dotty sez: “A day without laughter is a day lost. When noth- ing goes right----go left!!”


At the Bake Sale: Committee member Lillian Sheroke with Chairpersons Arlene and Alan Adler


The Somerset County Single Se- nior Women’s Group is planning a 5-day, 4-night trip to Maine – from Sunday, June 12, to Thursday, June 16.


The trip will include tours of Acadia National Park, Kennebunk- port, a Franciscan Monastery, Port- land and Portland Headlight. There will also be stops at the Seashore Trolley Museum, the Prison Store at Thomaston, and the L.L. Bean Outlet.


Stan Godlesky, one of our senior mem- bers who has been donating blood for more than 20 years received a citation and an engraved plaque from Somerset Medical Center. A dinner was held on April 22 honoring those who have do- nated at least one gallon of blood. Stan was one of six people who donated 10 gallons to date. Six others donated five gallons and 12 more donated at least one gallon. Way to go Stan, we’re so proud of you. – photos by Hank Phillips


The cost of the trip is $629 for double occupancy, which includes 4 nights’ lodging, 4 breakfasts, 4 full-course dinners (including a lobsterbake), motorcoach trans- portation, and taxes and meal gra- tuities.


Although membership of the group consists of single senior women from Somerset County, anyone (male or female) over the age of 21 from any county is in- vited to join them.


Pre-registration is required for all trips. Contact Ann Farshtey at 732-560-4389.


Sneak preview of fall trips: Sept. 13, Sight & Sound Theatre in Lan- caster, PA, to see “Joseph.” The trip will include a smorgasbord in Hershey. In mid-October, the group is planning a 3-day, 2-night trip to West Virginia.


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