We have a lot of wonderful events planned for the New Scotland Seniors.  Please share this list with any senior in the town who is 62 and older; they are welcome to ride along with us.

To sign up, call me, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.

Scheduled programs

and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobuster’s Class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

Every first and third Wednesday, the Senior citizens meet at the community center for a potluck lunch at noon followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Senior rides

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only, to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. 

The program is run at the discretion of the Senior Outreach Liaison and the program committee.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders.  No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride.  Amounts are only suggestions.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Saturday, June 27, departing at 9 a.m., to the Berne Church for a pancake breakfast. The menu is plain or blueberry pancakes, eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, real maple syrup, juice, coffee, tea, and more. The cost is a free will donation;

— Wednesday, July 1, a senior citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served, plan to stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Tuesday, July 7, the Hilltown Senior Center lunch of barbecue pork, baked potato, mixed vegetables, and applesauce with a suggested donation of $3.50;

— Thursday, July 9, to the Rensselaer Senior Center for “The Spirit of Johnny Cash Live,” and lunch of beef stew, vegetables, red skin potato, bread, and fresh fruit for a suggested donation of $3;

— Friday, July 10, to the Spectrum Theater for a movie between 3:15 to 4 p.m.; dinner location to be announced with the cost on the senior;

— Saturday, July 11, to the Stone Houfe Day, in Hurley, NY. This is a tour of the stone houses built in the 1600s and 1700s. There is a lot of walking. The cost is $15 and includes a $2 coupon for the cafeteria;

— Monday, July 13 to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for a matinee at 3 p.m., of “I Know I Came In Here For Something.” Check should be made out to Mac-Haydn for $22.50, and given to Susan Kidder at the New Scotland town hall no later than July 1;

— Tuesday, July 14, a free concert at Cooks Park. The concert is “Swing Docs”, big band music. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m., and bring a lawn chair;

— Friday, July 17, to the Rensselaer Senior Center for a lunch of baked meatloaf, baked potato, spinach, and peaches for a suggested donation of $3;

— Saturday, July 18, to the Trap Shoot and chicken barbecue at the Voorheesville Rod & Gun to benefit paralyzed veterans. All proceeds stay in this area. Two buses have been reserved;

— Tuesday, July 21, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will leave around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for everyone on the bus;

— Saturday, July 25, to the Berne Church for a pancake breakfast departing at 9 a.m. The menu is plain or blueberry pancakes, eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, real maple syrup, juice, coffee, tea, and more. The cost is a free will donation;

— Sunday, July 26, to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for a matinee of, “West Side Story.” Check should be made out to Mac-Haydn for $29, and given to Susan Kidder at the New Scotland town hall no later than July 17;

— Tuesday, July 28, the Hilltown Senior Center lunch of beef and broccoli stir fry, brown rice, juice, and apricots with a suggested donation of $3.50;

— Tuesday, July 28, a free concert at Cooks Park. The concert is “Electric City Horns.” The concert starts at 6:30 p.m., and bring a lawn chair;

— Wednesday, July 29, to the Rensselaer Senior Center for a lunch of baked ham, sweet potato, spinach, and fruit cocktail with a suggested donation of $3;

— Saturday, August 1, one bus is reserved for the Clarksville Heritage Days;

— Wednesday, August 5, a senior citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and plan to stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Sunday, August 9, one bus is reserved for the VFW annual picnic;

— Friday, August 14, to the South Bethlehem Reformed Church for the 4:30 p.m. seating of a chicken barbecue including baked potato, coleslaw, and ice cream. The cost is $10;

— Sunday, August 16, to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for a matinee of, “The Producers.” Check should be made out to Mac-Haydn for $29, and given to Susan Kidder at the New Scotland town hall no later than August 6;

— Wednesday, August 19, to the New Scotland Senior Citizens Association picnic at Swift Road Town Park at 12:30 p.m.;

— Friday, August 28, to the Hilltown Senior Center for a lunch of chicken cacciatore with peppers and tomato sauce, penne pasta, romaine salad with vegetables, and lemon pudding for a suggested donation of $3.50.

Unfortunately, the Altamont Free Library had to postpone the Indian Music Caravan concert that had previously been scheduled for Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m., due to an injury to one of the musicians. We wish him a speedy recovery and we’ll let you know when we reschedule.

Tai Chi lessons

We’ve had a ton of interest in our Tai Chi classes, so sign up for them now. Tai Chi chuan (often simply called Tai Chi) is a form of Chinese martial arts used not for fighting but to encourage mental and physical relaxation. Please join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. from June 17 to July 22, for a series of free Tai Chi classes with Kyoshi Joe Mansfield. Prior experience is not necessary. All ability levels are welcome. Please stop by or call the library at 861-7239 to register in advance.

Father’s Day card craft

Father’s Day is coming up. Please join us on Thursday, June 18, at 4 p.m., to make a Father’s Day card that your dad or grandpa is sure to love. We’ll have all the materials you need to make a unique handcrafted gift for your favorite guy.

Chicken barbecue

Get your tickets now for our ever-popular chicken barbecue, with servings at 5 and 6 p.m., on Friday June 19.  Every ticket gets you a dinner, which includes a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, drink, and brownie. There’s also a vegetarian option is available for pre-order, if you prefer. Once you’ve got your dinner, you can either take it home with you or spread out on the lawn in Orsini Park with your friends and neighbors.

Book discussion

Join the Penultimate Monday Book Group for a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby.” Set in the Roaring Twenties amidst all of the glitz and glamour of what Fitzgerald termed the Jazz Age, Gatsby is the classic story of Jay Gatsby a mysterious and wealthy man and the lengths he goes to, to win back his old flame. Whether you’ve read it before or not, join us on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m., for what will no doubt be a great discussion.

Running the River Concert

Join us for the first of six free concerts in Orsini Park on consecutive Tuesdays through August 11. First up on Tuesday June 30, at 7 p.m., Running the River, a band whose unique blend of classic country, rock, folk, Irish, blues, and fiddle tunes provides entertainment for all. 

We have a lot of wonderful events planned for the New Scotland Seniors. Please share this list with any senior in the town who is 62 and older; they are welcome to ride along with us.

To sign up, call me, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for events with checks made out to the venue with the name and date written on the memo line.

When trips are full, they are no longer listed. Those who have signed up will be called with the time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event. Those who need to cancel should call 439-9038 as soon as possible.

Scheduled programs

and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobusters’ class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only, to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders.  No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride.  Amounts are only suggestions.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the Senior Outreach Liaison and the program committee.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Friday, May 15, a trip to Washington Park, to enjoy the tulips; wear your walking shoes and then on to Jericho Drive-in for ice cream; 

— On Saturday, May 16, the Westerlo Reformed Church chicken barbecue dinner. The menu includes a half-chicken and trimmings. The cost is $10. We will leave the area at 4 p.m.;

— Tuesday, May 19, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will return around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for everyone on the bus;

— Wednesday, May 20, Senior Citizens congregate meal at the community center at 12:30 p.m.; please bring a dish to share and a plate and place service; stay and play cards and games, afterwards;

— Friday, May 22, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., for a cost of $2. Hot dogs available before the game cost $1.50. There are prizes;

—  Sunday, May 24, a trip to the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Horse and Buggy show, there will be a tour the home, it has stairs. Bring a lawn chair and wear walking shoes.  The cost is $7, we will be leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Thursday, May 28, to the Watervliet Senior Center for a lunch of meatloaf, O’Brien potatoes, carrots, and applesauce; a suggested donation of $3. There will be a stop at the Schuyler Bakery;

— Saturday, May 30, the Berne Church Pancake Breakfast, there will be a free will donation. We are leaving the area at 9 a.m. The menu includes: plain or blueberry pancakes, eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, real maple syrup, juice, coffee, tea, and more.

— Wednesday, June 3, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m., refreshments served then stay and play cards and games;

— Friday, June 5, to the Spectrum Theater for a movie, showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.; dinner location to be announce with the cost on the senior;

— Sunday, June 7, Sand Lake Center for the Arts for a 2 p.m., showing of “Driving Miss Daisy.”  Please make checks out to Sand Lake Center. For more information contact me at the New Scotland town hall by May 22; 

— Friday, June 12, dinner at the South Bethlehem Reformed Church for the 4 p.m. seating. The menu includes: baked ham, mashed potato, coleslaw, and pie. The cost is $10;

— Sunday, June 14, the Mac-Haydn Theatre for a matinee of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Checks should be made out to Mac-Haydn for $32, and to me at the New Scotland town hall no later than June 4;

— Tuesday, June 16, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will return around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for everyone on the bus;

—  Wednesday, June 17, Senior Citizens congregate meal at the community center at 12:30 p.m.; please bring a dish to share and a plate and place service; stay and play cards and games, afterwards;

 

— On Tuesday, June 23, to the Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch. The menu is to be announced. Payment is a donation of $3;

— Friday, July 10, to the Spectrum Theater for a movie, showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.; dinner location to be announce with the cost on the senior;

— Saturday, July 11, to the Stone Houfe Day in Hurley, first settled in 1661. We will tour the stone houses built in the 1600 and 1700s that are open to the public. There is a lot of walking. The cost is $15, and includes a $2 coupon for the cafeteria.  

— Tuesday, July 21, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will return around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for everyone on the bus;

— Sunday, July 26, the Mac-Haydn Theatre for a matinee of “West Side Story.” Checks should be made out to Mac-Haydn for $32, and sent to me at the New Scotland town hall no later than July 17;

— Friday, Aug.14, dinner at the South Bethlehem Reformed Church for the 4 p.m. seating. The menu includes: barbecue chicken, coleslaw, and ice cream. The cost is $10; and

— Sunday, Aug. 16, the Mac-Haydn Theatre for a matinee of “Producers.” Checks should be made out to Mac-Haydn for $32, and sent to me at the New Scotland town hall no later than Aug. 16.

If trips are cancelled because of weather issues, money for the event will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

 

Dress warmly and come out on the Yellow Bus with the New Scotland Seniors.

To sign up, call me, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for events with checks made out to the venue with the name and date written on the memo line.

When trips are full, they are no longer listed. Those who have signed up will be called with the time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.

 

Scheduled programs and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobusters’ class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at noon for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Senior rides

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only, for medical appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Dialysis and Chemo appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

The program is run at the discretion of the Senior Outreach Liaison and the program committee.

The program runs on volunteer drivers and money donations from riders.  No fee is charged; a donation of $5 each way is suggested for out-of-town trips and of a few dollars each way for trips within town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. The amounts are only suggestions.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of weather, all trips are canceled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips may also be found online at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

—  Sunday, March 1, to the Schenectady Green Market for shopping and eating. We will leave the area 10:30 a.m.; then a stop at the Schenectady City Library for a free concert from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday, March 4, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m., refreshments served then stay and play cards and games;

— Thursday, March 5, to the Arkell Museum for “Portraits and Self Portraits from House Pets to Endangered Species”. The prints and drawings are by Beth Van Hoesen. The admission is $6. We will leave the area at 10 a.m., with lunch in route at Ames General Store, with cost on senior;

— Friday, March 6, to the Spectrum Theater for a movie, showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.; dinner location to be announce with the cost on the senior;

— Saturday, March 7, to the Ioka Valley Farm for brunch and a scenic ride; we will order off menu. We are leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 11, to the New Baltimore Church for a St. Patrick’s Day music celebration with Hilary & George.  The menu is corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish Soda Bread and a green dessert;

— Friday, March 13, to the Ravena Senior Center fish fry at 4 p.m. The menu includes fried haddock, shrimp, scallops or clams including Mac & Cheese, coleslaw, dessert, and coffee. The cost is $9. For an additional $3 clam chowder or broccoli cheese soup is available. A Blooming Onion can also be included for a cost of $5.

— Monday, March 16, Ravena Senior Center for a St. Patrick’s dinner of corned beef and cabbage at 5 p.m. Payment is a donation of $4.

— Wednesday, March 18, Senior Citizens congregate meal at the community center at 12:30 p.m.; please bring a dish to share and a plate and place service; stay and play cards and games, afterwards;

— Tuesday, March 24, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will leave around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for anyone on the bus;

— Friday, March 27, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., for a cost of $2. Hot dogs available before the game cost $1.50. There are prizes;

— Saturday, March 28, to Stone House Farm for a breakfast of pancakes, waffles, sausage, coffee, syrup, and OJ. The cost is $6 and we are leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, April 1, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m., refreshments served then stay and play cards and games;

— Saturday, April 11, to Stone House Farm for a breakfast of pancakes, waffles, sausage, coffee, syrup, and OJ. The cost is $6 and we are leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Sunday, April 19, Oakwood Cemetery Daffodil Brunch for a cost of $18 at the door and we are leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 21, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will leave around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for anyone on the bus;

— Friday, April 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., for a cost of $2. Hot dogs available before the game cost $1.50. There are prizes;

 

Editor’s note: Susan Kidder
is the senior outreach liaison for the town of New Scotland.

Come have some fun, see something different, make a new friend, and join us on an adventure.                                  

The New Scotland Seniors are planning many trips on the Yellow Bus.

To Sign Up, call me at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If possible two buses will be used with a minimum of six persons on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out of town trips. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem we have Osteobusters at 10 a.m.

On the first and third Wednesday of the month we have our senior citizen’s meeting at the Community Center. There is a potluck at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

For all prepaid events the check must be made out to the specified venue with event name and date in the check’s memo space.

If you are signed up for a trip and it is no longer listed, it is because the trip is full. You will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.  If you can’t go, please call 439-9038 and cancel as soon as possible.

Future trips

— Sept. 19, Hudson Berkshire Wine Tour admission is $15 payable at first stop; bring your own lunch, water will be provided. We are leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Sept. 20, Sharon Springs Harvest Festival leaving area at 8:30 a.m. and returning home by 3 p.m. Lots of walking, vendors, shops, food, and entertainment;

— Sept. 23, Saratoga Casino Club 55 Day with a buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and leave for home around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation $5 each way. You also receive a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

— Sept. 24, Warrensburg Museum of Local History, with lunch at the New World Diner, and a stop at Oscar’s Smoke House. We are leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Sept. 26, New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, leaving area at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch on the bus if you like cost is $6. A piece of their world famous cheesecake will be served. We will stop at the gift shop to purchase cheesecake to bring home if you like. Sampler boxes are available, and this cost is on the senior;

— Sept. 27, Hudson Valley Garlic Festival from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 at the gate;

— Sept. 30, Watervliet Senior Center, lunch of pot roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and peaches. Suggested donation is $3;

— Oct. 1, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and stay play cards and games afterwards;

— Oct. 2, Latham Price Chopper’s Market Bistro lunch and grocery shopping trip, the cost is on the senior; leaving area 11 a.m.;

— Oct. 4, Jerusalem Reformed Church turkey dinner, the menu also includes mashed potatoes, corn, and pie. The cost is $10, and the seating is at 4 p.m.;

— Oct. 10, Spectrum Theater movie, pick movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner preceding at Western Diner cost on senior;

— Oct. 15, Senior Citizens congregate meal, bring a dish to share and a plate and place service, at the community center at 12:30 p.m., stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Oct. 7, Vermont Sugar Shack and Norman Rockwell Exhibit, admission is $2; Chocolatorium $2 admission, chocolate sampling $4. Lunch at Jonathan’s Table, the cost is on the senior. Leaving area at 10 a.m.

— Oct. 14, Westview Senior Center for lunch of  Sloppy Joe’s, coleslaw, mixed vegetables, and strawberries. The suggested donation is $3;

— Oct. 17, Saratoga Auto Museum “50 years of the Mustang” the cost is $5, lunch at Round Lake cost on senior, leaving area 9:30 a.m.;

— Oct. 21, Saratoga Casino Club 55 Day with a buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and leave for home around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation $5 each way. You also receive a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

— Oct. 22, Palatine Bridge shops and tour of cheese factory, stop for lunch cost on senior, leaving area 9:30 a.m.;

— Oct. 23, Jewish Community Center for the My name is Barbra tribute to Barbra Streisand tickets are $12, payable to JCC. If you have questions please contact Susan Kidder or Mary Ann Cook;

— Oct. 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., the fee is $2 and hot dogs before the game cost $1.50. Prizes!

— Oct. 28, Hoosick Falls Barn Quilt Tour lunch enroute cost on senior, leaving area 10:30 a.m.;

— Oct. 29, Watervliet Senior Center lunch crusted chicken, O’Brien potatoes, and Brussel sprouts; suggested donation $3; and

— Oct. 31, Rensselaer Senior Center, Halloween special meatloaf, roasted potatoes, carrots, and orange sherbet, suggested donation $3.

More senior info

  We offer a program run on volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a suggested donation is $5 each way for out of town trips, with a few dollars each way in town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in the town of New Scotland only to appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is for medical, bank, legal, hair appointments, etc. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Medical appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

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