Davie seniors bring home awards from state games

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Davie older adults have been participating in the N.C. Senior Games and SilverArts State Finals and have represented the county well in a variety of sports.

First, the golfers headed to Clemmons for the golf tournament at Tanglewood Sept. 7-8. Davie participants included Greg and Sherri Beier, Bobby and Allison Brown, Eddie Hubbard, and Charles Mashburn.

During “Big Week,” a week in the Raleigh area filled with games and art, participants have done extremely well.  The first three mornings of Big Week are set aside for bowling singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Representing Davie in bowling were Frank Burgio, Barbara Chapman, Ronnie Chapman, Lois Green, Rodgers Peoples, Bob Phillips, Nina Stallings and Bruce Walley.

Frank Burgio placed second in dingles. Ronnie Chapman and Bruce Walley were second in doubles, and Lois Green and Richard Weaver (Chatham County) won first in mixed doubles.

On Sept. 20, Dana Harris represented Davie in the 5K Powerwalk in Durham.

Thursday, Sept. 21 was all about art. There were several artists who entered work in the 2023 SilverArts competition at the Cary Arts Center.

Local participating artists: Danny and Julie Cartner, Carol Huffman, Tim Trudgeon and Judy Wilson.

SilverArts winners at the state level: Danny Cartner, second in knitting; Julie Cartner, third in essay and short story; Carol Huffman, second in acrylics; Tim Trudgeon, first in woodcarving; and Judy Wilson, first in general fiber arts and second in sculpture.

Lois Green (second place state finish horseshoes) and Barbara Chapman (first) competed in horseshoes and shuffleboard. Bob Phillips participated in shuffleboard.

Chapman was second in shuffleboard and Lois Green was first.

In October, representatives from Davie County will compete in bocce, cornhole, pickleball, and the Silver Spirits will play in the 2023 State Finals Basketball Tournament.

Davie County Senior Games and SilverArts is open to adults 50 or older in. The competition is based on age groups, separating ages by five-year increments. The local games season runs from March-May, the state finals are held in September and October, and next year is a nationals qualifying year. The National Games will be held in Des Moines, Iowa in 2025.

Representatives are available to talk to local groups about Senior Games and SilverArts. Call 336-753-6230.