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The best deal in town is at the Senior Resource Center, Inc.

The whole group of players during a recent visit to the center —and, to the left of the players, Patty Holmes, the cheering section. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

The whole group of players during a recent visit to the center —and, to the left of the players, Patty Holmes, the cheering section. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE

CREEDS – It isn’t so simple as being either in or out of a hand during the regular card game at the Senior Resource Center, Inc.

Patty Holmes sat outside a circle of players at tables on a Tuesday in May. The 70-year-old Creeds woman was part of it, too, but she never played. 

The cheering section, perhaps.

“Actually, I bug them,” Holmes said. “I make them talk to me and lose track of what they’re doing.”

The players studied their hands for a game called hand and foot, in which each player plays two hands. Of the six players at the table, Al White, 60, was the only man during this visit to the center.

“Poor Al’s heard it all,” Holmes said.

“He’s lived with me too long,” said Barbara White, 64. “He’s heard it.”

“Everybody’s welcome in here, regardless of the age,” Holmes said. “We need more men. Especially unmarried ones.”

“Patty, are you trawling for men?” Barbara White asked.

Also at the table was Julie Ogden, 70, of Creeds; Judy Hall, 70, of Pungo; Jo-Ann Roffler, 64, of Courthouse Estates; and Sara Schauer, 74, of Malbon Acres.

The games are normally played at the center at 912 Princess Anne Road on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but card games have been known to break out at other times, too.

The players — and the cheering section — said the card game, among a number of activities here, can always use more people to hold a hand and socialize.

They’ll deal you in.

For information about the center’s schedule, visit www.vbsrc.com

Julie Ogden considers her cards during the card game at the Senior Resource Center, Inc. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Julie Ogden considers her cards during the card game at the Senior Resource Center, Inc. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Sara Schauer of Malbon Acres smiles amid a game. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Sara Schauer of Malbon Acres smiles amid a game. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Judy Hall of Pungo shuffles the cards before the start of another hand during a regular card game at the Senior Resource Center, Inc., in Creeds. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Judy Hall of Pungo shuffles the cards before the start of another hand during a regular card game at the Senior Resource Center, Inc., in Creeds. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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