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December Old Gold Diner activities

December is the month of Christmas, and a celebration on New Year’s Eve. Do you know any of these Christmas bits of trivia?
Which company was the first to use Santa Claus in an advertisement?
Which president was the first to decorate the White House?
Which country did the gingerbread house come from?
What kind of Christmas did Elvis Presley sing about?
Which reindeer is Rudolph’s dad?
Which Christmas movie has been played more than any other?

Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving and cleanup. Give Duane a call at 319-624-2251, he can fill you in on the need. No special training is required.
Thank you to Old Gold Diner for providing the November meal. Thanks to Karen Keele Kober for providing Music. Thanks also to Deputy Matt Hendricks and Barry the patrol dog for enlightening us about the partnership and the amazing things Barry can do.
Bingo is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 11 a.m. Penny bingo in the morning and, following lunch, prizes will be awarded. Black out wins a free Old Gold Dinner meal as the prize.
Cards are played on Fridays. Warm up is before lunch, lunch is served at 11 a.m., and play continues as long as you like into the afternoon. Euchre and bridge are the games of choice, as of right now. Other suggestions for games are welcome and the games are open for others who want to attend.
Recycled gift cards are available for purchase for just 50¢ each. Check out the new display rack.
The last Special Dessert Day will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2. There will be a special homemade dessert offered along with the regular menu. Special Desert Day will be replaced with a Birthday Party for the folks who have a birthday once a month. It will always be held the first Wednesday of the month.
On Dec. 8, representatives from the City of Solon will be on hand to dine with attendees to share what is going on around Solon and answer questions.
Old Gold Diner Site Council will meet on Dec. 8 as well, at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to help plan activities, entertainment and everyday operations. Those unable to participate can call 319-624-2551 with comments and suggestions.
December’s Sponsored Meal will be held Dec. 9, hosted by Helen and Jay Proffitt. It is always a delightful time when they bless us with their presence.
The Foot Clinic is Dec. 10. If interested in attending or for more information, contact Bev Noska or Duane at the Old Gold Diner at 319-624-2251. The Old Gold Diner is happy to have this service, provided by the Visiting Nurses Association, for only $12.
Dec. 16, the fourth graders from Mr. Bogard’s 4F class will be here. Sign up to dine with them and be enlightened by the lively and interesting conversation. They have a special surprise planned.
No entertainment is planned on Dec. 23 so everyone can get rested up for all the entertainment that will delight patrons in 2016.
Please note, there will be no meals on Dec. 25 and 28 for Christmas, and the Old Gold Diner will be closed Friday,