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December Old Gold Diner:

Jay and Helen Proffitt to sponsor Dec. 13 meal

November is past and it’s a downhill slide to December and Christmas. We were a little short on the fall colors, but there never seems to be a shortage of red and green in December for Christmas.

• Thanks to The Solon State Bank for sponsoring the November Meal and bringing well received messages about fraud and having things written down for your families. These are things we all should be thinking about now, and it never hurts to be reminded.

• Bingo is most Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. is penny bingo and following lunch, we play for prizes with a black out final game for a free Old Gold Diner meal ticket as the prize. Dec. 12 there will be no bingo.

• Cards are played most Wednesdays and every Friday. Warm up before lunch at 11 a.m. and play lasts as long as there are participants into the afternoon. Euchre and bridge are the choices currently. This month, the United Methodist Women will meet, so there will not be card play the first Wednesday of the month, Dec. 6.

• Beautiful recycled greeting cards are available for purchase, for just 50¢ each. See all the cards at the Solon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. There is a display rack which makes it easy to view and select the cards. If we don’t have the type of card you want, let D.R. or Anna know and we will try to find something to meet your need. If you haven’t shopped for a card lately, stop in. There are also a few never used cards for sale for $1.

• Sign up for Surviving the Holidays, a grief support seminar, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 12:15 p.m. Reservations are not necessary to attend but would be helpful so there will be enough printed materials to hand out. Let us know you would like to attend the seminar by calling 319-624-2251. Pastor Scott, from the Solon United Methodist Church, will lead the program. To reserve for the program and an Old Gold Diner Meal, call 319-624-2251 by 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. To make a reservation for just for the seminar, call the same number and specify the reservation is only for the seminar.

• Wednesday, Dec. 6, will be a Birthday Party for the folks who have December birthdays. Please note on this day serving will be at 11 a.m., instead of 11:30 a.m. This is so we may share the space with the United Methodist Women for the Christmas potluck. If you have a December birthday, call for a reservation to eat, letting us know it is your birthday month, and your meal will be compliments of Old Gold Diner. It will be a special day. The complimentary birthday meal is available only on Dec. 6. If it is your first time, fill out an Old Gold Diner Signup Sheet and Questionnaire when you come. Reservations need to be made by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Those who’ve filled out a sheet recently, and have been active, can expect a call.

• Tuesday, Dec. 12, representatives from the City of Solon will be on hand to dine and keep us up to date on what’s going on around Solon. They will answer city-related questions. We are very thankful for the support the City of Solon gives the program.

• Old Gold Diner Site Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m., a half hour earlier than in the past. All are welcome to help plan activities, entertainment and everyday operations. Call 319-624-2251 with comments and suggestions

• Dec. 13, Jay and Helen Proffitt will sponsor the meal. We look forward to having them with us. Jay and Helen have been long time supporters of the Old Gold Diner program.

• The Foot Clinic is Thursday, Dec. 14. The Old Gold Diner is happy to have these services provided by the Visiting Nurses Association. An appointment is required for the Foot Clinic and the charge is $12. If interested, contact D. R. or Anna McAtee at the Old Gold Diner (319-624-2251) for information or to get signed up for the foot clinic.

• The next class of fourth graders visits on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The visit will be from 4D, Mr. Bogard’s class. There are 26 fourth graders in the class and we would like to have an adult for every student, if at all possible. Consider helping the Old Gold Diner in this way. A great time was had in November, thanks to all who came.

• There will be no meals on Dec. 25 and 26. Happy shopping or returns, whichever pleases you, just relax and enjoy the days.

• This month’s entertainment will be on Dec. 27. The Old Golds from Cedar Rapids will join us. They play music from the ‘50s and ‘60s and some classic country. Be sure to join us and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment. Since we are not open the two days ahead, please make reservations for the entertainment by Friday, Dec. 22.
All ages are welcome at the Old Gold Diner, however children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $3.75 per person, no matter the age. Reservations are required. For Tuesday through Friday, call by 1 p.m. the day before. For a Monday reservation, call by 1 p.m. the Friday before. If there is a Monday holiday, also call Friday for a Tuesday reservation. If you forget to bring cash, billing at the end of the month is possible. Another option is to purchase tickets for the meals. If you are unable to come in for the meal, we deliver in town and other close locations. If you cancel the day of the meal, payment for that day’s meal is required. If you like, it can be put in the refrigerator and can be picked up or delivered during regular times and areas, the next day. Call 319-624-2251 for reservations or cancelations.

To receive a monthly calendar/menu, stop at the Old Gold Diner and pick one up, or call 319-624-2251 to have it mailed to you. Email annaandduane@gmail.com and it can be emailed to you. The weekly menu continues to be printed in the Solon Economist and the monthly menu printed in the North Johnson County.
As always, we are thankful to be receiving meals from the Solon Retirement Village where their motto is “Caring for the Community,” they always have and always will.