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Artie Davis, 96, still making a difference

By: Karen Oosterman, Special to the Telegraph
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A garden of friendship grows at the Folsom Senior and Arts Center at 48 Natoma St. Special friends are made and nurtured in a variety of programs and classes. The center offers a variety of programs from art to exercise, Wii video games, senior lunch and the ever-popular Friday Folsom Singers. Every Friday morning you will see Artie Davies, who turned 96 on May 7, enjoying music and laughter with her friends. The music is led by longtime friend Carolyn Uhouse and brings great joy to Artie, just like the garden she still tends. Artie Davies arrived to Mormon Island at the age of 8. After high school she married Bud Davies, who started a dairy on Mormon Island. Artie and Bud raised three children in Folsom and Artie even sold the most subscriptions to The Folsom Telegraph and won a 1952 Blue Chevy. Artie held the position of assistant city clerk and was elected to City Clerk of Folsom for 22 years before retiring in 1978. She was very active with the Folsom Historical Society along with many other civic organizations. Spend time at Davies Park in Folsom and you will see the contributions Bud and Artie made to our community. Our hats are off to Artie for helping to make Folsom a wonderful city to live and play. Stop by the center to meet Artie and join in on the fun. For more information about programs call 355-7285 or go to folsom.ca.us.