The senior center in Grant is a great place to go if you like eating good food and being around friendly people. You can play cards, drink coffee or just sit and visit.
I really enjoyed working there during most of the past six years. (I took a leave of absence for a while in 2008 to care for my husband who was ill.)
Being an activity director is more fun than work! Decorating the tables and shelves, getting balloons from the floral shop and scheduling activities for the seniors were most enjoyable.
We always had a quilt on display on the west wall, and I’d like to mention the Perkins County residents who entrusted me with their precious handmade quilts.
Those people include Hazel Gimeson, Ellen Gillett, Dolores Sexson, Ann Rau, Carol Burnham, Kris Jaques, Jack and Betty Frederick, Karen Mosel, Valeria Thayer, Mary Buss, Jene Tickle, Karen Glunz, Darlene Kuskie, Ruth Borowski, Eveline Hanson, Archie and Alene Silvrants, Cherilyn Spangler, Becky Dahlkoetter, Anita Hutcheson, Mary Heinemann, Lois Jones, Pennie Reese, Vila Tjaden, Dorothy McArtor, Esteline Waterman, Gerry Pankonin, Sally Shiers, Janice Peterson, Helen Johnson and Linda Morris.
A history book of quilts is at the senior center and is available for anyone to view.
The center has taken on a different look since our new director has come on the scene and looks very fresh and nice.
By the way, I still drop in now and then and can be found leading the craft projects on the third Tuesday afternoon of every month. Anyone is welcome to come in and join us. Just call me ahead of time at 352-4743.
On other days I can be found enjoying the surroundings, eating dinner, playing cards, drinking coffee or just visiting with friends.