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What’s New

Anonymous Knitter Donates

Anonymous Knitter Donates Caps and Lap Blankets.

An anonymous knitter has gifted the center with a bag of beautiful knitted caps and lap blankets. We appreciate the donation very much and intend to sell the caps for $5 each; and the lap blankets will be raffled off in the near future. The proceeds will be used to help offset the center’s utility bills.

See Sandy Shriver to look over the selection of caps and to purchase one.

WCAC Presented Benefit Breakfast Donation by Bartlesville Masonic Lodge.

On Tuesday, February 20, Bartlesville Mason Lodge #284 presented the WCAC with a check in the amount of $1848.00 at the Masons Lodge. The donation was the financial result of a benefit breakfast, held on January 6 of this year, which was sponsored by the lodge. WCAC Board President Kerric France accepted the check from Mason Robert Reese. The WCAC board is very grateful for all who attended and for the Masons generous donation, and will use the funds for physical improvements to the WCAC center. Pictured below at the presentation are (L-R) Carl, Robert Reese, Mike Robedeux, Rick Emmitt, Mike Davis and Kerric Franco.

Join in the Fun With Friday Drawing.

Chuck Parkin and Brian Doerksen have recently joined CR Shriver and the Woodcarvers Class. They are now drawing together, too, and you are invited to join in, no matter your level of experience. There will be no charge for participating, but depending upon the medium you choose and your interest level, you may need to acquire some art supplies.

  Chuck and Brian are currently working with graphite, but any medium is welcome. A list of materials needed for graphite drawing is posted on the front bulletin board and also online at wcadultcenter.com/activities.

  They meet every Friday from 10am-Noon, in the WCAC Crafts classroom. There will be no instructor, it’s an Everyone-Helps-Everyone learning environment.

  Chuck has been drawing since 2010 and carving off and on since 1987. Brian started drawing, after retirement from 39 years of practicing engineering, only 3 months ago. He’s studying with artist Valerie Jones.

  Again, everyone is invited to join in.

Benefit Breakfast for the WCAC,
Sponsored by the Bartlesville Masonic Lodge.

The WCAC board of directors wishes to thank all those who supported our benefit breakfast on Saturday, January 6, sponsored by the Bartlesville Masonic Lodge. A special thanks to the Masons who cooked and managed the event and our WCAC members who volunteered to work the dining room. A very special thank you goes to Ashley and Carl Andrews, and their children; Rebecca Stevens and Jane Wheat for volunteering for dining hall assistance. Also a big thanks to Barbara Herren for supplying the attractive OU and OSU baskets as raffle prizes. The food was delicious and a good time was has by all. The WCAC is very grateful to all of you, as we couldn’t have done it without you.

Above are WCAC members who volunteered to help the Masons with the benefit breakfast. Pictures (L-R) are Williams, Connie Gage, Barbara Herren, Gladean Ice, Kerric Franco, Kathy Gonser, Eddie Williams, Mike Davis and Cyndi Birmingham.

Picture above (L-R) Mike Davis, WCAC volunteer and Pat Desormeau, winner of the OSU basket at the Masons benefit breakfast for the Washington County Adult Center on January 6, 2018.  To the right is Clarence Henry, raffle winner of the OU basket , and Mike Davis. The baskets were raffled bringing in $126.00 for the adult center.

Many thanks to all who entered the raffle and especially our winners.

Grand Gateway Legislative Breakfast

Washington County Adult Center (WACA) was represented at a Legislative Breakfast in Claremore, OK, on December 7, 2017 by board President Kerric Franco and Treasurer Mike Davis. Grand Gateway Area Agency on Aging held the breakfast and area adult centers who attended had the opportunity to ask several Oklahoma state representatives and state senators questions concerning the future of state funding for their operations. The WCAC also received a Community Expansion of Nutrition Assistance grant in the amount of $2,000.00.

Pictured below (L-R) with Oklahoma State Representative Earl Sears are Kerric Franco and Mike Davis.

Saving the Cherokee Language – New Time and Day for Class

The WCAC has added a new class and the public is invited to participate. It’s Saving the Cherokee Language and it will be held every Thursday morning from 10am – Noon, in the WCAC Library. Instructed by Opal Benefield, the class strives to keep the Cherokee language alive by teaching it to everyone who may be interested, no matter their age. Join Opal and her group, and help keep this beautiful language from being lost in time. For more information, please call Opal at 918-214-5972.

Pictured (L-R) are: Jo Eldridge, Linda Vincent,
William Collier, Instructor Opal Benefield
and Marilyn Hanna.