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In May, members of Chapter 1100 of the AARP in Black Forest volunteered to clean up a property on Holmes Road that had been devastated by last summer’s wildfire. The members spent more than six hours removing burnt trees, raking up pine needles and debris ñ and planting trees.Making a differenceFifteen members from the Black Forest AARP Chapter responded to a need to plant trees and grass on acreage devastated by last summerís Black Forest fire. The volunteer group furnished shovels and rakes and a large portion of their day to the project. The work should help prevent erosion, and re-establish trees and native grasses for the future beautification of the Black Forest area. The volunteers were rewarded for their hard work with lunch and the knowledge they had provided a valuable service to the community.The motto of the Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 is ìTo Serve not to be Served.î Individuals of all ages are invited to join the group for lunch the second Wednesday of each month at the Black Forest Lutheran Church. For more information on the chapter, visit the chapter website at, or contact Chuck at 749-9227.Senior Social in Black ForestTake advantage of an opportunity to get together with other people and socialize once a month at the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road. No membership, no dues, no obligations. The social takes place the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. Some individuals play dominoes, others work on their needlework or other projects they bring, and some just watch and talk. Light snacks and coffee and lemonade are furnished.The Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 sponsors the Senior Social but you do not have to be a chapter member to attend. All ages are invited. The next social is June 25. Bring a friend! Call the church office at 719-495-2221 for more information.

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