Monument Seniors: Van Richards celebrates 80th birthday with friends, family

Monument Seniors: Van Richards celebrates 80th birthday with friends, family

Tacos with all the trimmings, refried beans, pears and peanut butter bars were served to 52 people on Aug. 5. Guests were Dalton and Becky Stewart from Canyon City, Sharon McKinnon from "Route 66," Jewell Cote's daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kevin Metcalfe, Carol Hyder's daughter, Kris Gienger, and her children, Erica and Cade.

We are grateful that our fearless leader, Mardy Jensen, is back.

Cards were signed for Luella Neal, who had the misfortune of breaking her hip, and Grace Sweek, who is not feeling too perky.

Betty Richards invited everyone to a birthday party for her husband, Van, on Aug. 9 at the Monument Senior Center. Van was 80 years old. His party was hosted by his children and was attended by three generations of his family, in addition to many friends.

Ruth Peterson won the free meal; Betty Richards, Chester's Thriftway; Bob Hawthorne, Radio Shack; and Bob Andersen, Touch of Country.

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