Mayer News for 10-17

Mayer News By Cathy Stifter
Mayer News
By Cathy Stifter

The annual all-you-can-eat Firemen’s Fish Fry will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Mayer Community Center on Blue Jay Avenue. Serving time will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Ladies of Zion LWML will have slices of pie available for you to purchase after the meal.


Senior citizens meet

Eleven members of the Mayer senior citizens group met at the community center on MOnday for a delicious pot luck dinner and Bunco playing. Our next gathering will be on Monday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. Think about coming if you haven’t already been to our pot lucks. You will be amazed to see all the fun you have been missing.


Zion School News

Grandparents Day at Zion Lutheran School will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. in the school gym. A program will be held in their honor.

The Annual Fall Festival will be held at Zion on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the school gym and the new classrooms from 2-4 p.m. All children and their families are invited to attend.

There will be games, prizes and treats galore! Pop, water and juice boxes will be available for purchase.

Use your imagination and come dressed up in a fun, non-violent costume (or just come as you are). Zion members are urged to volunteer their services to oversee an activity. Call Eric Bosersma at 952-255-8161 or Barb Grimm at 952-657-2476. Thank you in advance for helping make this an enjoyable day for everyone.


Craft Day at Zion

The Fall Scrapbook and Craft Day will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the church basement from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Come for a part of the day, or stay for the entire session. The cost will be $10 for the day. Meals are provided, but please bring your own drink. RSVP by calling Karla Borgendale at 952-657-2746.


St. John’s Chili Luncheon

The Fall Chili and Soup Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood. The LWML will be having a bake sale along with the luncheon. Adults are $7, children ages 5-12 are $3 and children 4 and under are free.


Compost site

The compost site will be open for your convenience of getting your garden waste and leaves for proper disposal on Wednesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. As in years past, the site will remain open until all of the leaves are down. When in doubt, call the city offices.


Mayer Riverside 4-H

The Mayer Riverside 4-H Club will meet at the Mayer Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. Call Melanie at 612-749-0400 with any questions.


Good question

It has been brought to my attention and anyone else in my reading view about the following question. Some 32 years ago, Mayer public school had to consolidate with the Watertown public school. One person wants to know why the town of Mayer is not included in the Watertown school song. If anyone can give me an answer, please do so by calling me at 952-657-2128 and I will let the public know in a future column. This question should get some thoughts and conversations rolling. I will be waiting for your calls.


Just for the record

In the Star Tribune on Sunday, Oct. 6, there was an article on the front page of the Opinion Exchange titled, “The Fulcrum of the Phone Call.” Wow, did that article take me back a few years; nearly 60 to be exact.

As a teenager, while growing up in Milwaukee as a sophomore in high school, I worked at the Milwaukee Telephone Company as a telephone operator. I worked the huge switchboards for quite a few months, which proved to be a very interesting job. Sadly, the job terminated when the dial telephones took over the live “telephone number please” girl.

Occasionally, I would get someone asking me, “What is your number, operator?” Of course, we couldn’t give out that information for fear of getting fired. Oh, for the good old days!

P.S. I still have the corn in my ear lobe from wearing the operator head set.


— Mayer News is compiled and written by Cathy Stifter