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Local PUZZLERS seek community support

Members of the Johnson County Senior Center ‘puzzlers’ proudly present their recently completed work that eventually find themselves to be sold at upcoming fundraisers. The group is currently seeking support from the community by means of donations of frames for the puzzles. Photo Submitted

By Tamas Mondovics

That the Johnson County Senior Center is a great place to hang out, meet old friends and make new ones is well established.
“Senior Center director Kathy Motsinger does a fantastic job with all kinds of parties, get-togethers, and trips for the seniors,” said Janet Griffith as she talked about one of the many projects and activities offered to the center’s guests.
Activities include exercise classes, dances, bridge, quilting, pool, and if you just want to sit and relax we have plenty of couches to watch TV or just read a book. “Oh, I forgot, the most important thing is the food,” Griffith added. “It is always delicious, plentiful and inexpensive.”
But there is one activity that Griffith wanted to draw some attention to this week, which she said is welcoming some much-needed
“We are seeking some support for our ‘puzzlers’” she said. “They are a group of women at the Senior Center who put all kinds of jigsaw puzzles together and decoupage them.”
Griffith explained that when the puzzles are complete, she takes them home and frame them, then brings them back to the Senior Center where they can be sold as a fundraiser.
“We have been doing this for about year, and the results are great,” she said. “Some beautiful pictures come out of the project, and they sell as fast as I can get them back to the Senior Center.”
Unfortunately, the puzzlers have run out of frames and need them to continue the project.
Griffith collected many of the frames last summer from local flea markets.
The sizes currently needed are 14×18 and bigger, especially any 20×28. Most of the puzzles are the 20×28 size.
Frames with glass in them are the best.
“I can repair some scratches or repaint or stain them but I can not do anything with those that are broken.
If you have any frames that you would like to donate, please bring them to the
Johnson County Senior
Center, located at 128 College St, Mountain City, TN.