New Years Day fun and games at the Senior Center

Photos by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald Star

LEFT: Orva Bourk gives the game of corn bag toss a shot. RIGHT: Norm Pudwill, 94 year WWII veteran tried his hand at corn bag toss at the Senior Center New Years Game Day.


By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Fun was to be had for all New Years Day at the Springs Senior Citizens Center in Hot Springs at their New Year’s Day Game Day.

“We are always looking for something fun to do,” said Pat Rowe, the visionary behind the day’s events. She and others hoped Game Day will become an annual event.

“I’m having some fun,” said Norm Pudwill, 94 year old World War II veteran as he tried his hand at corn bag toss and then spent a little time playing cribbage with friend Jack Waddell.

Some who came to enjoy the day brought their own games to add to the fun.

“This is a really good thing to have on New Year’s Day,” said Nancy Turner, “we even brought some games; Upwords and Passwords.” 

As the day’s festivities continued the tables began to fill and the conversations became lively as games were in full swing.

A veritable smorgasbord of home cooked delicacies and handmade treats were set out for all to enjoy; from caramel popcorn to bbq sausages and everything in between.

“This is so much fun,” said Alverna Kopsky.

The Springs Senior Center located at 206 S. Chicago Street is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm and offers exercise classes from 10-11 every Monday and Wednesday. They also offer a place to relax, watch tv, read a book, play pool, work on a puzzle or play board games with others. “We do hope to start a bridge group soon,” said Bourk, adding that if anyone is interested in being part of a bridge group or for more information on the center to please contact them at 605-745-6123.

Fall River County Herald Star

EDGEMONT OFFICE: 410 2nd Avenue   Edgemont, SD 57735-0660 | 605.662.7201
HOT SPRINGS OFFICE: 334 S. Chicago St.  Hot Springs, SD 57747 | 605.745.3930
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