Photos of Center Events
Classes & Activities
Join us for a great workout in Aerobics class ( Mondays and Thursdays)!
Everyone is welcome in the Art classes (Tuesdays).
Chess club meets every Tuesday.
The "before aerobics" chat session.
The weekly Wii games are growing in popularity!
Billiards room is open daily.
Join the Ceramics class on Mondays, and work on your
project throughout the week.
Playing Hand & Foot card games on Mondays.
Family haircuts on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Join us for Horse Racing on Thursdays.
Line dancing on Mondays & Thursdays.
T'ai Chi is offered Thursday & Friday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.
Healthy Steps Program
The "Healthy Steps" program returns to the Center.
Good Shepherd Visit
The folks from Good Shepherd present some strengthening exercises.
New Dining Room Floor
Our new tile floor for the dining room!
This looks like fun!
Now we have to clean it all up??
"The Fabulous Toe Tappers"! entertain us.
Human Statue of Liberty - 1918
STANDING TALL Titled “Human Statue of Liberty,” this image was taken at Camp
Dodge in Iowa and used eighteen thousand men.
The design for the living picture was laid out at the drill ground at Camp Dodge, situated in the beautiful valley of the Des Moines River. Thousands of yards of white tape were fastened to the ground and formed the outlines on which 18,000 officers and men marched to their respective positions.
In this body of soldiers are many hundreds of men of foreign birth—born of parents whose first impression of the Land of Freedom and Promise was of the world’s greatest colossus standing with beacon light at the portal of a nation of free people, holding aloft a torch symbolic of the light of liberty which the status represents. Side by side with native sons these men, with unstinted patriotism, now offer to sacrifice not only their liberty but even life itself for our beloved country.
The day on which the photograph was taken was extremely hot and the heat was
intensified by the mass formation of men. The dimensions of the platting for the picture seem astonishing. The camera was placed on a high tower. From the position nearest the camera occupied by Colonel Newman and his staff, to the last man at the top of the torch as platted on the ground was 1,235 feet, or approximately a quarter of a mile. The appended figures will give an adequate idea of the distorted proportions of the actual ground measurements for this photograph:
Base to shoulder: 150 feet.
Right arm: 340 feet.
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12-1/2 feet.
Right thumb: 35 feet.
Thickest part of body: 29 feet.
Left hand (length): 30 feet.
Tablet in left hand: 27 feet.
Face: 60 feet.
Nose: 21 feet.
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet.
Flame on torch: 600 feet.
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet.
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000
Incredible as it may seem there are twice the number of men in the flame of the torch as in the whole remaining design, while there are eight times as many men in the arm, torch and flame as in all the rest of the figure. It will be noted that the right thumb is five feet longer than the left hand, while the right arm, torch and flame is eight times the length of the body.
May 20, 2013
Center CLOSED for Election Day
Center CLOSED for the Memorial Day Holiday
Country Line Dancing Returns!
Country Line Dancing returns to the Center on Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM starting May 15 with instructor Ken Woulfe!
Bucks County Senior Games
June 10-14, includes darts, golf, bowling, bocce, a trivia contest, and more. The Billiards event will be held on June 13 at the Pennridge Community Center!
Flag Pole Dedication
We will have a ceremomy on June 14 (Flag Day) to dedicate our new flag pole, acquired through the generosity of Nase-Kraft American Legion. The Dedication Ceremony will be at 1 pm, with light refreshments to follow.
If you did not receive your May/June newsletter in the mail you need to check to make sure your membership has been renewed for 2013- see the Receptionist or Debbie.
Our ballroom, The Legacy Room, is available to rent for birthday parties, weddings, receptions, or other affairs. Click here for more information.
EventsWe now have a new Events tab under the Home page. Events at the Center will be highlighted, such as our Spring and Fall Craft Fairs, Dinner Dances, and Root Beer Float Days. Check here often for our events.
We are accepting original writings from Members to showcase on the web site. For paintings, ceramics, or other works please send a digital photo or bring your project to the Center and someone will take a picture. For more information or to see the writings and art works currently posted, point your cursor at the Membership tab at the top of the page and click on "Member Showcase" from the drop-down list.
Upcoming Special Events
For more information about an event listed here, click on the appropriate date on the Calendar below. Check back often for new events.
Patio Bricks For Sale
You can honor your loved ones (and other special people) with an engraved brick in our beautiful patio. Only $100. Forms are available at the Center.
Support Your Center
If you'd like to support the Center, but don't have the time to come out and volunteer, click here to find out how you can support our great Center in another great way.
Check often for event and ad hoc photos at the Photos button.
For tips on using the Calendar, click the Tips page listed under the Calendar button at the top of the page.