Volume No. 15 Issue No. 9 September 2018  

  AARP at the festival
  Submitted by Stanley Beckner

     The Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 offered items for sale such as baked goods, crafts and a variety of plants at the August Black Forest Festival. All proceeds from the sales went toward new equipment for Hope Restored, a group of volunteers, who help remove still standing and burnt trees from Black Forest residential property. The chapter also provided free cold water, plastic bags and literature to many of the attendees at the festival.
   The baked goods and crafts that the chapter sold were made and donated by the members, who also staffed the booth at the festival. Some of the members also provided homegrown house and yard plants.
   The involvement in the Black Forest Festival by Chapter 1100 typifies the chapter’s motto “To Serve not to be Served.”  
   Individuals interested in providing community service throughout the local area, while socializing and enjoying informative luncheon meetings in Black Forest, should contact Ray at 719-495-6767 or visit the chapter website at http://aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com/index.html for details on when and where the monthly meetings are held. All are welcome, and there are no age restrictions.
There was plenty of interest in the items offered at the Black Forest AARP chapter booth. Photos submitted.
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