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A New Flag Pole for the Jenks

To cap off the ReJenks effort, the project team hoped to purchase a new flagpole to replace the old one in front of the Center. A special fundraising appeal was undertaken in October among the various groups that meet regularly in the Center. Thanks to an outpouring of generosity, we raised over $1500.00 and the new flagpole proudly stands in front of the Jenks Center.

Thanks also to the Winchester DPW for installing the pole and Nardone Electric for the new lighting. Though most of the contributions were by checks that we have personally acknowledged, several were cash and we want to thank all who helped. On December 7, the American flag was raised on the new pole for the first time to both celebrate the completion of the three year renovation of the Jenks Center and to remember the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. A group of local veterans gathered at the Jenks Center to commemorate the event. So next time you visit, take a moment to admire our flag as it flies 24 hours a day over the Center. At Jenks we are proud to display and honor the Stars and Stripes.

Farewell to Our Chair Exercise Instructor, Marlene Carr

It is with regret that we announce the resignation of Marlene Carr as Chair Exercise Instructor at the Jenks Center. As you may know, Marlene has moved to The Cape and will be looking for a new position much closer to home.

We will miss Marlene’s smiling face and ever-present good cheer. She has been with us for counteless years and will always remain a part of the Jenks family. The tree that is planted by our entrance in Marlene’s honor, funded by the generous donations of her students, will forever be a testament to her loyal following.

We are working towards finding a replacement for the irreplaceable, and will make an announcement once we find a permanent instructor. In meantime classes will continue as scheduled.

Festival of Life – Thank You

Last month we had the honor of hosting the McCall Middle School Solo Voci Singers, led by Chorus Director Johnny Nichols, as well as the Winchester High School Octets and Chamber Singers, led by Choir Director Joel Buford, at our Festival of Life luncheon. Their performances were outstanding as usual.

We are very grateful to the Winchester Cooperative Bank for sponsoring this event that has become such a loved holiday tradition at the Jenks Center each year.

Thank you to all who attended this wonderful community event.