Margaret Russell

Senior center counts on community support

Senior center counts on community support

The Holley Navarre Senior Center leans heavily on community support. Without people turning out for the various fundraisers the center hosts or donations being received from local businesses, including a brand-new stove donated by a local brewery, the center would find it challenging to continue going forward.   Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Senior center hosts successful farmers market and craft fair

Senior center hosts successful farmers market and craft fair

The Holley Navarre Senior Center turned into the heart of the town Saturday morning, hosting a Farmers Market and Craft Event for the first time. “It was kind of our pilot program with this,” senior center board president TJ Husser said.   Read the full article in the July 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Drive for donations a success for senior center

Drive for donations a success for senior center

Donations poured in quickly and that led to the concrete being poured for the foundation for the gazebo the Holley Navarre Senior Center is receiving from the Panhandle Butterfly House. The gazebo will be disassembled and reassembled today by Keller Williams Realty during its Red Day efforts at the senior center. Read the full article […]

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

Mark and Janet Pokroy, along with Jim Russell, are playing a game of shuffleboard on a summer afternoon at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. A few others stop by as the day progresses. The game is being played on the new courts that were laid down earlier this year after months in which the pieces […]

Senior center surprised by announcement of Santa Rosa county funding approval

Senior center surprised by announcement of Santa Rosa county funding approval

T.J. Husser learned late last week that the Holley-Navarre Senior Center received a nice chunk of change in financial assistance from Santa Rosa County. The president of the board of the self-supporting center knew that money had been requested from the county, but no one had informed her that it had been approved. Read the […]

New board members named at senior center

New board members named at senior center

Less than an hour after the general meeting ended Friday afternoon at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center, the votes had been tabulated for the board election and the winners announced. Three new members and a secretary were announced by center member Margaret Russell after she and a few others spent time counting votes in a separate […]

Floral arrangement class brightens the days of others

Floral arrangement class brightens the days of others

It has become a tradition at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center, this activity of making floral arrangements to adorn tables at Thanksgiving. For several years now the Navarre Garden Club has held a class on how to make the arrangements the week of Thanksgiving and it’s always well attended. This year was no exception, with around […]

Senior center accepts board candidates, eyes opportunities to generate income

Senior center accepts board candidates, eyes opportunities to generate income

The wheels are in motion for the new board to be in place at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center by the start of 2018. Six people stepped forward to be candidates at Friday’s general meeting, including current board members Don Brown and Betty Lyle. Others who have put their name on the candidate list are Teresa […]

‘Honky Tonk Homicide’ raises funds and fun

‘Honky Tonk Homicide’ raises funds and fun

It’s safe to say the Mystery Dinner Theater put on at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center Saturday night was the most successful one yet. More than 100 tickets were sold for it, including some by people who aren’t even members of the senior center. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Frying up fish for a good cause

Frying up fish for a good cause

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is in his fourth year of frying up fish for the fish fry the Holley Navarre Senior Center puts on as a fundraiser. “It’s a great fundraiser and they deserve it,” Hall said. “They’ve done a lot for us in their lives. We owe them something back.” Hall and […]

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

To a sold-out crowd on Feb. 6, the Holley Navarre Senior Center Mystery Dinner Theater group gave a rousing performance of the murder mystery “‘Pasta, Passion and Pistols.” The center was transformed into a little Italian restaurant in Little Italy, N.Y. for the play. Restaurant owner Pepi Roni was shot in the back and the […]