By Jane Summers
Dorothy Dalton and Jane Summers are asking Single Seniors who live in Congress to join them at Nichols West for lunch at 11:30 a.m.on Tuesday, February 11. Both men and women are included in this invitation; the idea is not to form a “club,” but just to get together for a meal and some conversation and companionship, probably once a month. Attendees are not making a commitment, just getting together. To be helpful to the folks at Nichols, please sign up at the library ( or call 427-3945 and ask to be added to the list) so that we have some idea how many might be expected. However, you are welcome even without signing up. Questions? Call Dorothy at (623) 800-1203 or Jane at 427-9438.
The Congress Library is hosting another “Apple for the Teacher” event. The previous one, in the fall, was quite successful, and residents are encouraged to look for the display on the bulletin board inside the library. Teachers at the Congress School have suggested items they could use to enhance Congress children’s education, and those items are written on “apples” posted on an “apple tree.” Residents can “pick” an apple from the tree, purchase the item(s) indicated, and return those to the library. Librarians will see that the items are delivered to the requesting teachers.
Librarian MaryAnn Paulic has announced that there will be a Yavapai Master Gardener presentation at the Congress Library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Topics will include getting ready for spring, preparing the soil, and getting your tools ready for gardening season. If you are interested in gardening, plan to attend. Everyone is welcome!
A reminder that Computer Whiz Shannon Smith is holding a class on Thursday, January 23, at which you can learn how to save Facebook photos to your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Shannon states these free classes are for Microsoft PC users and are held when there are 3 or more confirmed students signed up by Wednesday noon, the day before the class. Call the library at 427-3945 or stop by to sign up.
TerryLynn’s Place dba Depot BBQ is now open for business. The Depot is located at 27200 S Hwy 89 and is open from noon to closing on Mondays, and 10 a.m. to closing Tuesday through Sunday. “Closing” is no later than 11 p.m., and may be earlier depending on how many customers are enjoying the venue. The Depot sports a full bar, and has two pool tables and two dart boards. Jam sessions are scheduled for Fridays from about 5 to 8 p.m., and karaoke will be available from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. Menu offerings include pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. For further information call 427-6355 or (928) 715-7243.
The Congress Health Council held its annual meeting on Jan. 7, 2020. Melody Lamon was reelected to the position of President to serve through 2022; Tony Lamon was reelected to the position of Vice President. Treasurer King Houston reported that the Resource Center helped five more clients in 2019 than had been done in 2018.
Congress Senior Citizens, Inc. held its annual meeting on January 9, 2020. Barbara Rejon, Darlene Adrian, and Jim Sparks were elected to continue their presence on the Board. Les Stevens was elected President; Darlene Adrian, Vice President; Barbara Rejon, Treasurer; and Jim Sparks, Secretary. Jane Summers fills the fifth seat on the Board.