Spring Hill Senior Citizens on Maury Hill

The Spring Hill Senior Citizens have meetings on every Monday at 11;00 AM. Please come by and see what is going on.

We are getting our new year started off with a lot of new programs. Our members are stepping up and volunteering to be on different committees. That way a lot of activities can be carried out. Betty Henry has worked hard getting this all planned for us. Thanks to everyone for taking a part.

One of our new activities this year is helping the Spring Hill Elementary School. Viola Pickard is chairman of this. Please sign up to help.

Our August speaker will be Jason Dodson with the Beekeepers Association of Columbia. Adele Johnston is our speaker Chairman.

In 1998 a few seniors got together and met in the basement of City Hall and formed the Spring Hill Senior Citizen Group. It has grown to over 200 members and to honor our founders a plaque is being placed in the center with these names on it; G.W.Bowman, Cathleen Duvall, Sarah Hannon, Terry McDermott, Marie Nellums, Beryl Hurst, Viola Pickard, and Ray Hiller, Deceased Members are Raye Hurst (our first president),Lucille Bowman and Mattie Harris. Thank you to these faithful few.

On July 5th we lost a dear friend and member of the Senior Center, Hank Collins went home to be with the Lord. Our heart goes out to his wife Marilyn and his family. He will be greatly missed.

We have some members on the mend Herman Luther, Marie Nellums, Diana O’Neal and Sarah Hannon. Please keep them in your prayers.

DAY TRIPPING with LUCY; Harrah’s August 13, 2009, Patties 1880″s Settlement September 17 and down south to Helen Keller’s Childhood home on Oct 15th. Contact Lucy if you would like to go with us on these trips.

OVERNIGHT TRAVEL Branson Show trip November 8-14-2009, price $625.00, Miami& Key West, Florida February 21-27, 2010, Price $499.00, Orlando Florida April 18-24 2010, price $530.00. ALASKA Discover Cruise & Double Denali TRIP August 29, 2010 for 13 days $3000.00. If you are interested in any overnight travel, you do not have to be member of the senior citizens, you may contact Pat Bruhn at 931-486-0227 or come by the center for more information.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: PRESIDENT RONALD VAHOVICK

Born in 1941 in Cass City, Michigan, the second child of six children. Raised on a farm in Richmond, Michigan. Upon completion of high school, he joined the Navy and served four years as a Signalman third class. He has been married to lovely wife, Lucy, for almost 40 years and has a 37- year-old son, Brad, who lives in Nashville.

He retired in 1996 after working for Chase Bank for 22 years. They decided that they could no longer take the cold winters shoveling snow, so they headed to Spring Hill, Tennessee. Glad to be here, joined the Senior Citizens, found a fun group and next thing was president for the 2006 year. After a few years being involved in many other activities, he took over the presidents position in July 2009. Taking this position with its bigger demands, but with better understanding of its needs for leadership, as the membership has grown from 60 to 215 members in the last 3 years. We have a great group, and we will continue to support members and our community.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT;VICE PRESIDENT LARRY DRAKE

Both Larry Drake and his wife Pat, of 45 years, are native to East Tennessee. They moved to Middle Tennessee in the early 1960’s and have subsequently lived in Kentucky and several locations in Florida and Georgia before moving to Spring Hill two years ago. After attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Larry spent over 40 years in the banking and financial services industry before retirement in 2007. Larry and Pat have 3 children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to participating activities at the Senior Center, they enjoy reading, traveling, spending time with their grandchildren, and keeping pace with their Mended Hearts Chapter.

Celebrating August Birthdays; Donna Witt, John Helling, Geri Marrow, Carol Kurowski, Bob McArtor, Mickey Ward, Marie Dunlap, Elba Zaxas, Ginger Lantz, Nell Harris, Janice Green, Sondra Luther, Kitty Mallios, Dick Vaughn, Sarah Hannon, Jacob Okma, Marilyn Collins, Flo Kline, Pat Drake, Linda Wilson, Barbara Stoner, Fredna Wittig and Gaylene Hiller. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! LOXTON PAIGE BRUHN was born on July 16th, 2009. Parents Michael and Allison Bruhn, Grand Parents Gary and Karen Stewart of Urbendale, Iowa and John and Pat Bruhn of Spring Hill. We are tickled PINK!

By Pat Bruhn