A lively group of seniors has gathered at the Dunn Center City Hall every month since December 2003 to enjoy an afternoon of games, snacks and good company.
By Cody Jones
For the DC Herald
This group of movers and shakers calls themselves the Senior Strutters and they meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.
A typical afternoon for them consists of a short meeting to discuss the affairs of the month. After, the friendly competition begins with pinochle — by far the most popular — cribbage, Sequence and a variety of other board and card games.
On occasion a special event such as a movie or group game of bingo is planned as well. Once the victors have emerged from each game, everybody sits down to a delicious meal before they return home to anxiously await the next month’s gathering.
Apart from their monthly gatherings, the Senior Strutters also get together for several annual events. They can always be found at the Killdeer Christmas Extravaganza where they hold a bake sale, which is the primary source of funding for the group. With the proceeds from that event they are able to provide lunch at their monthly meetings as well as provide an annual trip for those members of the group interesting in participating.
In the past the group has enjoyed outings to places such as the Harold Schafer Heritage Center in Medora, the Knife River Indian Villages, and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Mandan.
The most recent review of the roster lists 17 active members for the Senior Strutters, but during their Feb. 3 meeting, they were extremely amenable to accepting new members.
Their next meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 2 at Dunn Center City Hall. All are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games with the Senior Strutters of Dunn Center.