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DOWN EAST SENIORS CLUB: Aug. 24, 2014

Published 5:26pm Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Down East Seniors Club held their August 20 meeting at the Blind Center of NC in Washington. President John Tunstall led the meeting. Ed Sample led the singing of “God Bless America” and gave the invocation. Dick Paul provided humor.

George Fields, representing the Beaufort County Arts Council, told about the Historic Port of Washington Exhibition to be held October 23 through November 14 in the council’s gallery. They are soliciting artifacts from local maritime interests for display at the exhibition. There will be a preview of the plans for the exhibition in the gallery August 26 from 5:30 to 7:00.

Program Chairman Bob Schultz told about the safari his family took to Tanzania in March 2013. The country is located on the east coast of Africa, just below the equator. Swahili is the official language. There are 120 distinct ethnic groups, with the Maasai (nomadic herdsmen) and Chagga (the primary leadership of the country) being the best known. The Schultz family entered the country at Mount Kilimanjaro and went to the Serengeti National Park where they stayed during the safari. Bob showed pictures of many wild animals they photographed and of the native people who were very friendly.

John Tunstall won the 50/50 drawing.

 

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