Thursday, December 08, 2011

Christmas Lunch TODAY!

By Jerry Gaudet

See you there!
This month's "LDL" (Let's do lunch) will be held on
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 11:30 AM
at "Jimmies" in Mint Hill.

We have two Special Projects for December... Mary Sue has again arranged an opportunity for us to honor the memory of Shirley Maynor. Please bring simple Christmas gifts that we can share with residents of Avanté at Charlotte, the skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center that cared for Shirley until her death.

Following is a list of possible items that we can bring. Other items can always be added. The gifts should NOT be wrapped except for maybe a bow or ribbon (the Avante staff would have to unwrap any gifts to know who should receive each gift). We hope everyone will want to participate as a way to honor our friend, Shirley, and to bring a little Christmas cheer to some nursing home residents. As Mary Sue expressed, “at Christmas we always think about children, but we tend to forget about those who are older, ill and alone”.

Here’s are some suggestions:
Candy such as jelly beans, gum drops, mints, chocolates
Christmas decorations for the bedside tables or room bulletin boards
Cookies and other snacks
Crossword puzzle books
Hand lotion
Hats, baseball caps
Pens, pencils, paper
Small games
Stuffed animals
Throws or small blankets

Or, instead of, or in addition to, we would like to give support to Loaves and Fishes of Charlotte by bring non-perishable foods (or money donations with which Loaves and Fishes can purchase food more economically than we). Checks can be made to "Loaves and fishes". Or, you can make a donation online at .

In the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone!

We'd like to share this opportunity with YOU!
Spread the word! Invite other classmates to come! Even better, bring someone with you! Be sure YOU, come!

This link may help you find your way:

For answers to any conceivable lunch questions, please contact Mary Sue Banks Burnett, , or phone.

Plan to join us...there's plenty of room.'ll be glad you did!