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Fun Nite proves popular

Fun Nite proves popular

March 13th, 2019 by Danisha Hogue in News

<p>Danisha Hogue/Democrat photo</p><p>Approximately 50 community members attended Fun Nite on Monday at the California Nutrition Center Monday.</p>

The second Monday of every month is a time of socialization and games for visitors of the California Nutrition Center.

Fun Nite allows everyone older than 60 years to play bingo, dominoes and cards or otherwise have a good time.

After a potluck dinner and dessert at 6 p.m., an hour of bingo commences.

"They play for groceries that are donated by Cals Grocery Store here in California," Center Administrator Kim Drummond said. "People seem to like that because we don't have a license to play regular bingo."

Linda Hayes, vice president of the nutrition center board, said the events have been happening since 2015. She said attendance picks up after Daylight Saving Time because there's still sunlight after bingo. Approximately 50 guests attended Monday's event.

Bingo ends around 7:30 p.m., and card games and other games run until 10 p.m.

AnnaMae Schaefer and her husband, Ed, travel from the St. Martins area for Fun Nite. Ed said he's glad to have something to do. The couple has been married for 64 years and enjoy the company of the California community.

"When you get old, you've got to keep moving," AnnaMae said.

They attend lunch and other activities at the center.

California residents Harold "Skeet" Reeves and wife, Carol, moved to the community several years ago.

"There's a lot of nice people here; it's a welcoming community," Harold said.

They agreed it really is a "fun night," and the variety of potluck items that come for dinner are worth it.

Rosalie Lehman is a 99-year-old widow. Born in the High Point area, she said having somewhere to go is great for her.

Fun Nite is open to anyone of all ages. A suggested $2 donation is taken at the door to cover then cost of beverages provided by the center.