Honorary lifetime membership awarded

Upon the vote of the membership in concordance with the by-laws of the Albany County Genealogical Society, an Honorary Lifetime Membership was recently conferred upon Leroy Maki, according to a news release.

Maki’s service to the society for more than 25 years in an exemplary way has had a positive impact for all members and the society as a whole. Maki’s great humility and character shown in service is rare and appreciated by all who have had the pleasure to have known and worked with him. The society thanks Maki and documents his example with the greatest award this society has to recognize his contributions, the release states.

Woman’s Club donates to Eppson Center

The Laramie Woman’s Club, with Helen Sussenguth as chairman, recently hosted its annual Bunco Party and were successful in donating $1,000 to Eppson Center for Seniors, according to a news release.

The party sold out in less than two weeks and 82 people participated and enjoyed wine and appetizers.

With 18 new members, due to the efforts of membership chairs, Louise Richardson and Mary Fick Monteith, the club recently hosted its yearly new member orientation for 18 new members.

Eppson Center to host dinner

The Eppson Center for Seniors plans to have a Luau Dinner at 5 p.m. Monday at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St. Kalua-style pork loin will be on the menu. There will be a Hawaiian shirt contest and after dinner entertainment by the Queen’s Players Theatre Troupe, according to a news release.

The requested donation for dinner is $5 for those 60 and older. No reservations are necessary. Call 745-5116 for more information.

Eppson Center hosting guest speaker

The Eppson Center for Seniors plans to have a guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Anderson, DPM from Anderson Podiatry Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, will be speaking on healthy feet. The public is invited to learn how to treat burning, tingling or numbness in feet, according to a news release. Topics like neuropathy, restless legs and chronic pain will also be addressed. Call 745-5116 for more information.

Senior volunteers needed to work with students

The Foster Grandparent Program of the Wyoming Rockies is welcoming seniors who are 55 or older and would like to work with children, according to a news release. Senior volunteers support teachers and students in the classroom, receive a non-taxable stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers are willing to commit to 20 hours or more a week, with summers off. No prior classroom experience is necessary. Foster Grandparents tend to be individuals who care about their community and want to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of the students they work with, the release states.

Any interested senior, including veterans, are encouraged to call Maryalice at 307-223-1051, visit 968 N. Ninth St. in LaBonte Park or go to www.fostergrandparentswy.org for more information.

Senior companions needed

The Eppson Center for Seniors is pleased to once again offer the Senior Companion Program and is looking for seniors 55 and older to act as companions to provide free supportive services to homebound, disabled, lonely or frail people in the Laramie community, as well as provide respite for caregivers, according to a news release. Companions can earn a non-taxable monthly stipend and other benefits and must be caring individuals who can commit to a 20-hour-per-week volunteer position. Veterans and bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply, the release state.

Visit the Eppson Center at 1560 N. Third St. or contact Gen at 460-9050 or email gcotherman@charter.net to apply to be a companion or for more information.

Eppson Center offering venues for public use

The Eppson Center for Seniors is offering venue spaces to members of the public looking for a meeting room space, wedding reception venue, anniversary party room or who want a meeting in a neutral location, according to a news release.

There are five venues for groups of all sizes from 10 people or fewer in the board room to 200 in the east wing, which includes a dance floor. Tables and chairs can all be included, and AV equipment and dinnerware can be arranged, the release states. There are 90 parking spaces around the building and on the street.

Caterers are welcome to use the Eppson Center’s kitchen facilities, and liquor permits are available from the city of Laramie, the release states.

Prices vary depending on facilities and services used. Call 745-5116, email executive@eppsoncenter.org or go to www.eppsoncenter.org/facilities for more information.

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