Golden K hosts children’s Valentine’s party

Volunteer Larry Bourdeau with Golden K members Sue Proudfit, Judy Sielaff and Bill Roberts. In front is Sielaff’s granddaughter, Lucy Krznarich, who helped with the party.

KINGSFORD — Valentine’s Day is traditionally a celebration of romance and love. Each year, the members of the Golden K host a Valentine’s party to celebrate with the special needs children in the area.

Members arrived early to set up tables and craft area, fill treat bags, and prepare snacks. Many hands make light work and members were appreciative of the extra help received.

Bill Roberts called a brief meeting to order. Alyce Derwinski accompanied on the piano as members sang “God Bless America.”

The “welcome song” was sung for the guests: Lucy and Jack Krznarich, Larry Bourdeau, Dave Sielaff, Larry Lindholm, Kathy Arnold and Kendra Trulock.

A long-standing board member, Vance Uhazie, passed away over the weekend. “Auld Lang Syne” was sung in his memory.

Mindy and Ray Pilon provided the entertainment for the party.

Kathy Jo Anderson picked up her winnings from the Pot of Gold drawing. Gary Proudfit read the Happy Dollar messages. Sue Proudfit was happy to have the kids all here for a party. Lucy Krznarich was happy about being at the party.

Thought for the day was to “buy low, sell high.”

Brett Calcari emceed the program and entertainment was provided by Ray and Mindy Pilon.

A total of 39 children and 20 staff members attended the party.

Valentines that the children made were put on display. A craft area was available for the kids to make more Valentines if they wished. The young ones danced with delight and were served juice and heart-shaped cookies.

Emcee Brett Calcari

The Golden K members were pleased with the turnout and for a successful event.

They will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Lennie Walters of the Kiwanis Ski Club will be the guest speaker. There will be a board meeting following Monday’s meeting. All are welcome.

Golden K member Joanne Lindholm with Jack and Lucy Krznarich.

Valentines created by the special needs children, which were put on display.


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