Frank Mulholland

Daily Union Managing Editor

As folks prepare for the big holiday season, there are always so many things to do. One helpful hint to lighten the load when guests are expected would be to call the Shelbyville Senior Center. The Senior Center is preparing cheese balls and fudge for sale.

Senior Center Director Mary Beth Massey said there are several different flavors of cheese balls.

“We have bacon and dried beef which is the classic one and we have the Mexican fiesta cheese ball and some dessert cheese balls,” said Massey.

Massey went on to say the dessert cheese balls are made with Butterfingers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

“They are very sweet.”

Carol Woods is a senior involved in this project and she has also made a heart-healthy cheese ball.

The group offers three flavors of fudge, peanut butter, chocolate and pumpkin fudge.

The prices are $6 for a cheese ball or $6 for a pound of fudge.

“This is our fundraiser for the month,” said Woods. “There are many expenses out here at the Senior Center and we are always doing things to improve the center and this is one way we raise the funds.”

Massey said the center is taking orders and then filling those orders as they get them.

“We are making 30 today and 14 of those are going to Wade’s Meat Market for them to give to customers,” continued Massey.

“Everything is fresh, it is all quality ingredients, we don’t skim on anything, so we feel this is a good deal for $6,” Massey said.

If you would like to order fudge or a cheese ball, you may contact the center at 774-2251 and place your order. Massey said the last day for orders is Dec. 19 for delivery on Dec. 20.

Woods said this is always a fun way to raise money.

“We really enjoy doing this and we always have a lot of fun.”

The women said some of the other holiday activities at the center include a Christmas pot luck dinner on December 19. The community is invited and the event starts at 4:30 p.m.

Then the center has a New Years Eve party with the Wes Wheeler Band. The public invited to that affair also. There will be snacks at the New Year’s Eve Party.

Massey also wanted to remind residents the center will be offering dance classes next year. Ballroom dancing will be taught by Bruce Manola, who has trained at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Chicago. Those classes start Jan. 14, 2008 and will be held on Monday nights. They will be given from 7 - 9 p.m. and the cost will be $40 for couples and $25 for singles. The dances that will be taught are Line Dancing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, and Latin Dances (Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Merenque and Tango. For more information you may contact the center at 774-2251.

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