Seniors to celebrate Oktoberfest, Halloween
Circling the Square
By Ceci Clover, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
October 17, 2012
Brandon May and Karen Keckley were recently wed at The Chapel of Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. At the reception at 3 Creek Golf Club, friends and family enjoyed beef tenderloin and salmon accompanied by seasonal vegetables and a beautiful cake. Then the whole company danced the night away.
Brandon is a local lad. His grandmother is Dorothy May. His father is Bill May. Of his many aunts, Wanona Merrill and Carla Johnson attended the nuptials. Several of his cousins were there, including Carrie Johnson, Robin Davis and Tamara Johnson. There were also many nieces and nephews present. Brandon’s brother Ryan was his best man.
The bride is originally from Indianapolis and has lived in Jackson for 11 years. Many of her family members attended the festivities, including her sister, who was maid of honor, her grandfather, and her former minister and his family, who made a wonderful vacation of their time here. Several of Karen’s co-workers attended, including Judy Singleton.
The newlyweds celebrated their joyful union with a honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They plan on living in Jackson.
The Teton Barrel Racing Association’s annual awards banquet will be Nov. 10 at Mill Iron Ranch. It will cost $25 for adults and $12.50 for children younger than 10. Honorary Teton Barrel Racing Association members can attend for free. There will be a cash bar. If you want to attend, you must RSVP and pay by Nov. 1. Call Barb at 413-6620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When reserving your space, please choose a 1-inch New York Strip, chicken or salmon. The association will pay the gratuity.
Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center is having an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 250 E. Broadway to celebrate the addition of registered nurses Judy Basye and Sandy Dennis and OB-GYN Stephen Hickner to its medical staff. Turning Point is a Christ-centered ministry (Colossians 3:23-24) demonstrating his love to people in crisis pregnancies (Matthew 25:40) For information about its services, contact Amanda Brengle at 733-5162 or email@example.com.
Off-season is upon us, but the Senior Center of Jackson Hole is busier than ever.
The center is now offering a soup and salad bar option for lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $4. The daily lunch will also be available for $4 for seniors and $8 for others.
Today at 6 p.m. is the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department and senior center’s third annual Oktoberfest dinner, featuring an Oktoberfest-inspired menu, hot cider and oompah music performed by the Jackson Hole Community Band beginning at 6:45 p.m. After dinner, there will be dancing and the ever-popular strudel auction. Admission costs $5 for seniors and $10 for everyone else.
October birthdays will be celebrated at lunch at noon Monday. All those age 60 and older who celebrate a birthday in October will enjoy lunch compliments of First Interstate Bank, which will also be serving the delicious meals of vegetable salad, baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, California-style vegetables, and devil’s food cake with strawberry sauce. Music will be provided by John Sidle.
On Oct. 27, Senior of the Year nominees Sue Hall and Andy Schwartz will be honored with a prime rib dinner. After the meal, the award recipient will be announced. This is a great opportunity to visit with locals and enjoy 4-H beef, Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, zucchini and fruit cake.
The senior center witches invite everyone to their Spooktacular Halloween Costume Lunch at noon Oct. 31. The meal will include tossed vegetable salad, wing of pork, baked spaghetti squash, sauce of the apple sprinkled with eye of the newt, whole wheat rolls, Igor’s carrot cake and pineapple-orange punch with frozen eyeballs.
In honor of local veterans, a roast beast dinner will be served Nov. 9. All veterans and their families are welcome and asked to RSVP soon. Honor our veterans, good for the soul; eat beef, good for the body. Another win-win situation offered by the good folks at the senior center.
Don’t forget that all of the senior center’s exercise classes — yoga, Pilates, Zumba and Leslie’s Fitness — are free for seniors. The center’s schedule and menu can be found online at SeniorCenterJH.org.
The senior center sends special thanks to Doris Budge for her memorial donation in honor of Jim Wilson and Floyd King, to Sharon and Dennis Gralund for theirs in memory of Susan Lance, and Barb and Bob Shervin for their remembrance of Floyd and Susan.
Ceci Clover writes weekly on the doings and doers in and around Jackson Hole. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-733-8348.