Lunch and Laughter offers good meal, speaker

June 26, 2013 

Lunch and Laughter is the perfect event to share with your best friend, daughter, mother, sister, Red Hatter -- or just to enjoy by yourself and a roomful of other people with similar interests and lifestyles.

It’s a great opportunity to share a very good time around a good meal and the encouragement of a motivational speaker.

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 17, speaker Kelly Ingram will share her insights at the Wellston Center, 155 Maple St. in Warner Robins, during the annual Lunch and Laughter event sponsored by the Warner Robins Recreation Department.

A ticket purchased in advance reserves your space for this must-attend luncheon. The cost is $15 per person. Call 293-1066 today, as space is limited.

Kelly Ingram is a native Georgian and is frequently referred to as the “Larry the Cable Girl” of Christian Comedy. Known for her bluntness, she is the daughter of a South Georgia Swamp Daddy and an Appalachian Mountain Mama and uses true life stories to convey the gospel with her thick Southern accent and quick humor.

Ingram is a versatile entertainer with a background in singing and songwriting, event planning and public relations for Special Olympics of Georgia in her home district. She is a well-known conference and ministry speaker, award-winning television talk show host for “Friends & Neighbors,” and vice president of Real Women Events. Adding to her experience is being the mother of two boys, one of whom is moderately autistic, and being the wife of “one man named Lumpy.” She promises to liven up her presentation with what she describes as “a different kind of normal.”

After the luncheon, be sure to check out the gift shop area across the street in the Senior Activity Center, which has tea sets, woodworking and 3-D military plaques representing all the U.S. Armed Forces available for sale.

It is not too early to be thinking about the holiday gift-giving season ahead. In fact, the ceramic department is already taking Christmas orders for nativity scenes, music boxes, old world Santas and snowmen.

The opportunities abound at the Senior Activity Center for Warner Robins residents ages 50 years or older, and there is no membership requirement for participation. In addition to ceramic classes, aerobics, painting, woodworking, duplicate bridge and quilting are also offered on a regular basis.

The Warner Robins Senior Activity Center is unique among several activity programs in the city for local seniors in that it offers special events such as an annual Surprise Party and the Lunch and Laughter luncheon.

Also, coming up this summer through the Warner Robins Recreation Department is the July 8-July 31 Summer Camp session. The dates and times are Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and activities are designed for children ages 5-12. The cost is $60 per week for city residents, $90 for county residents and $120 for out-of-county residents. For further information, call the programs office at 293-1080.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors’ Bureau. Contact her at 922-5100 or cvb@wrga.gov.

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