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Nov. 19: Chelsea Kiwanis to hear from Trinh Pifer, Chelsea Senior Center

File photo. Trihn Pifer, executive director of the Chelsea Area Senior Center, will be the guest speaker at the Chelsea Kiwanis Club. She’s pictured here with Tom Ritter.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jim Randolph for the information in this story.)

It is with sadness that the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea announces it will not hold its annual citrus sale this year. For many years, the club has offered the community excellent oranges, grapefruits, and tangelos and the community responded by purchasing the fruit and supporting our local activities. 

Over the past few years, however, the quality of the fruit has declined significantly, and the club can no longer take pride in offering it for sale.  When combined with ever-increasing wholesale prices, the decision to end the program became obvious. 

The club thanks Chelsea and the surrounding communities for years of support through the fruit sale. Be assured, however, the club will identify other sources to allow continued support of the many worthwhile groups and activities in the greater Chelsea area. 

On a much happier note, our speaker on Monday will be Trinh Pifer, executive director of the Chelsea Senior Center. She will offer updates on senior center initiatives and member activities and discuss the exciting results of the Vital Seniors Competition.

The club meeting begins each Monday at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital cafeteria, and the speakers begin at about 6:45 p.m.  Everyone is invited to the club’s meetings to enjoy our speakers and learn about Kiwanis.

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