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DIXON — Can you believe it’s already September? The youngsters are back in school, hummingbirds have gone south, apples are ripening, peaches will be canned ... football is beginning ... and the cycle goes on! Predictability. It’s kind of nice, except it includes snow shoveling, winter driving, and no more flowers growing until spring. Fortunately the Dixon senior citizens provide good meals and good company to share the local news. Also, Dixon melons are still being harvested. What a treat.

Our center is open for meals on Mondays at 6 p.m. and at noon on Thursdays. There will be no meal on Labor Day, Aug. 5.

The menu for the month is:

— Thursday, Sept. 1: tacos

— Thursday, Sept. 8: French toast, hashbrowns, sausage

— Monday, Sept. 12: meatloaf, mashed potatoes

— Thursday, Sept. 15: potato soup

— Monday, Sept 19: lasagna

— Thursday, Sept. 22: burritos

—Monday, Sept. 26: salmon

— Thursday, Sept. 29: scalloped potatoes

All ages are welcome and you can take a meal home.

Our treasured senior, Betty Wetzel, turned 96 this past week. She faithfully comes down the road twice a week with her threewheeled walker or riding her four-wheeler to the curb. Betty has a cheerful smile and or a warm hug for all. We wish “many happy more days,” to Betty.

Many thanks go to Chris Sullivan for supplying a birthday cake for everyone to enjoy following Monday’s meal. There was a rousing “Happy Birthday” celebration for Betty and Maris McTucker, who also shared a birthday. The Sullivans and Maris then entertained with some Irish tunes on their instruments. What community spirit!

Marge Gould, another longtime Dixon senior, sadly passed away last week. Marge was such a busy worker during our cookie- making days. She helped make cookies for the rest area near Superior, and other times when help was needed. Whether sharing ideas, extra veggies from their garden, or being a part of activities, Marge and husband, Harvey, have been important to our center.

On the fourth Monday, Sept. 26, it will be time to play pinochle at Dixon Senior Center, following the 6 p.m. meal. Come and lend some competition, or brush up your skills at the game.

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