Fifty Plus Club to Invite All Adults
by Buz Whelan
The Emerald Lakes Fifty Plus Club, heretofore open only to those over 50 years of age, has announced plans to welcome all adults to its meetings and events. At their regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, August 1st, members voted unanimously to open the club to all Emerald Lakes adults. They have also voted to rename the club the Adult Club of Emerald Lakes. Club Chairperson Eileen Avrich wants everyone to know that, “The Adult Club of Emerald Lakes will provide an opportunity for adults (21 and over) to enjoy friends and neighbors in a relaxed, friendly social atmosphere at meetings and events.”
The club will continue to meet on the first Friday of every month at 12 noon in the Community Center. Members pitch in $5 each for lunch and door prizes which are traditionally raffled off after the meal. Almost any topic at all is fair game for discussion before lunch is served. The club also organizes trips to museums, concerts, plays and sporting events. As an example, members recently attended a Rail Riders baseball game in Wilkes-Barre. On Sunday, October 26th, the group is planning to attend a matinee performance of “Mama Mia” at the Scranton Cultural Center (tickets are still available). In the past they’ve had trips to places as diverse as the Gettysburg Battlefield National Memorial and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Most trips originate as suggestions from members and discounts are often part of the package.
If you are over 21 years of age and available to attend meetings occasionally or regularly, just show up at the Community Center on the first Friday of any month. You can also call Chairperson Eileen Avrich @ (570)643-2917(570)643-2917 for more information. There is one teensy caveat. While most of the members are parents and grandparents who love children dearly, this one’s for the grownups, and attendees are asked not to bring the kids.