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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Rain Doesn’t Stop Senior Games from Playing!

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This week’s senior games sessions started off with the Monday monsoon. Due to the rain, the Women’s Croquet and Shuffleboard event were rescheduled for Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday morning, May 4, Davie County Senior Services’ official cheerleading team, the Davie Dazzlers, kicked off the week with a wonderful cheer followed by their dance to Dance the Night Away by Van Halen. The Davie Dazzlers team: Ina Beavers, Hazel Dillard, Kay Stevenson, and Sandi Winston dazzled the camera with their fabulous blue outfits and blue and silver pom poms. The cheerleading team will be judged on their performance by the SilverArts Heritage and Visual Arts judges, and they will represent Davie County at the State Finals in September. Go Davie Dazzlers!

During the off season, the Davie Dazzlers spend their time performing at different venues and events across the county. They are excited to begin visiting long-term care facilities in the area soon.  If you are interested in joining this fun group, please give Senior Services a call. The world needs more cheer now than ever, and what better way to spread cheer? Join the Davie Dazzlers cheer squad today!

On Wednesday, Senior Games shifted to shuffleboard. Shuffleboard courts are hard to find in Davie County, and Bermuda Village was the most gracious host.  Even the resident geese came to watch the games. Shuffleboard is played on a court with shuffleboard discs and cues. The discs slide easily across the court due to special shuffleboard beads. Once a year, the courts are waxed with a special shuffleboard wax. A player might also wax their discs before the game, although, not necessary if there are shuffleboard beads on the court.

Even though the rain delayed the original game date, Wednesday morning brought out the best in the women’s shuffleboard players! The ladies came out to play with a tournament lasting from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. It was an awesome morning of competition and fellowship. Women’s shuffleboard winners: 1st Place: Vanessa Carter (65-69), Nina Stallings (70-74), Barbara Chapman (75-79), Alice Barnette (80-84), Sue Allen (85-89), and Nancy Tutterow (95-99). 2nd Place: Alice Monk (65-69), Peggy Evans (70-74), Lois Green (75-79), Doris Hinsdale (80-84), and 3rd Place: Kathy Mashburn (70-74), Judy Phillips (75-79), and Judy Collette (80-84).

On Thursday, May 6, the weather was absolutely gorgeous. The men’s tournament was held from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. The men came out and showed off their shuffleboard skills with ease. Winners for the men’s shuffleboard tournament: 1st Place: Charles Mashburn (75-79), Mike Barnette (80-84), and Bud Stroud (85-89). 2nd Place: Bob Phillips (75-79). 3rd Place: Steve Evans (75-79).

                After the participants finished their shuffleboard games, they moved on to play croquet in the area beside of the shuffleboard courts. Bermuda Village has a croquet area that is set up all year, and Senior Games was able to play several croquet games while shuffleboard was still happening. Croquet is a sport that is typically played in the back yard with family and was a popular sport in the 1970s – there are many rules and different ways to play this game, and they are easy to learn. Croquet is on the same level of precision as one would find in golf or mini golf. Winners for Women’s croquet: 1st Place: Alice Monk (65-69), Peggy Evans (70-74), Barbara Chapman (75-79), and Sue Allen (85-89). 2nd Place: Vanessa Carter (65-69). Winners for Men’s croquet: 1st Place: Charles Mashburn (75-79). 2nd Place: Steve Evans (75-79).

                If you or a loved one are interested in learning how to play croquet or shuffleboard, please give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230 and ask for Carrie Miller.

Please note there is a correction to the score reported last week for Men’s 75-79 Bocce.  Correct results were: 1st Place: Bob Phillips (75-79), 2nd Place: Johnnie Stallings, and 3rd Place: Charles Mashburn.

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