Hello my dear Silveridge Friends,
I haven’t been a full-time student in decades, yet the fall season excites me. September always reminds me of back to school and new beginnings. I remember when Mom took me shopping for new school clothes in Aberdeen, S.Dak. I thought I looked like one of those models from the Seventeen magazine!
Now that I am older, the fall season is just as thrilling, but in a different way. Every year I figuratively try to outfit myself with clothes of a different kind; clothes of love, kindness, and patience. So let’s begin anew, think of how we can make a fresh start and put on those “new set of clothes.”
Many of you are returning to our beloved Silveridge after a year away. Sharon and I welcome you back! I know how excited you are to be back and I promise you that we will do our very best to make this a fun and fruitful year filled with lots of entertainment, food and fellowship!
This season, I have decided to only publish the Ticket Order List from October through December. January through March will be published in December. Last year we had so many changes dealing with Covid and cancellations from entertainers. I want to make sure that all of the events are holding their dates. Since it is only for the first 3 months, you will know your schedules so it will be easier to plan which events you attend.
Starting in October and through December, you will not want to miss any of these special events.
Our Welcome Back Burger Bash will start us off in October, followed by our Halloween party. (Be thinking of your costume as there will be special prizes!) On Nov 4th you will want to dress Hawaiian because we have a Luau; complete with dancers, music and food! Dinner Dances will be back! I have six dinner dances planned from Nov. – Dec. I have decided to keep our dances at 4:30- 7:30. I even have a Karaoke night, and a veteran’s dinner delight show with patriotic music. Brought back by popular demand, I have added MC 6, a Cappella which will be our Christmas Dinner Show, and “In the Christmas Mood” as our Christmas Concert. Welcome our New Year’s Eve Dance with a new time (6:30- 10:30.) The one and only “Ricky and the Radios” will be our band for this special night. And let’s not forget our freebies; with our special Veterans Day Program with coffee and cookies and our Dickens Carolers.
The Ticket Order list will be published in the October online newsletter as well as copies printed and delivered to everyone’s mailboxes as they arrive. Every single or couple must have a separate sheet filled out. Please note if you want to be seated with your friends. You may send your completed ticket order in by mail to the Silveridge Activity office with a check or bring it in when you arrive and we will gladly help you fill it out. Please make checks to Silveridge Activities.
Bingo will be back starting on Nov. 10th with our famous and funny Armand Gagnier. Thank you to all our club and event leaders who will be helping you learn and enjoy your hobbies.
Please watch for starting times for the clubs as they vary according to when the leaders arrive. Stay tuned to Channel 21 for updates of events and advertisers.
A big shout out to returning Jerry Colling, our kitchen manager and head cook; and Tracy Gagnier, our kitchen volunteer coordinator. Also a special thank you to all our summer volunteers who kept the spirit of friendliness alive and fun with potlucks and Saturday night specials.
There are many new people in our park. Be a part of our welcoming committee and take the time to reach out and get to know them. I encourage our “newbies” to share their talent with others.
Let us all be grateful that we have each morning to wake up to new beginnings.
How about trying one new thing this year? After all, it’s never too late to go back to school!
Sue Arneson, Activity Director
P.S. Thank you to Dale Dauten, my co-editor who made the “ People of the Park” come to life this summer with his interesting and timely interviews!