The center is making food baskets for about 20 homebound seniors in the area.
“We want to make life as comfortable as we can for our homebound friends,” said manager Glenda Kelley. “Part of that is making sure they have good food during the holidays.”
The baskets include a ham, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, fruits and candy. The hope is that each person will get three or four good meals from the basket, Kelley said.
“We’re on the state meal program, so we normally feed them every day,” Kelley said. “Because we don’t get state meals next week, we wanted to make sure they still had something to eat.”
Director Nancy Mitchell said the center values its homebound members.
“They are very special to us,” Mitchell said. “We’re lucky to have an active senior center so we are able to provide for their needs.”
Kelley said the center has a great group of participants.
“We have the best group of people here,” Kelley said. “They don’t mind doing whatever needs to be done, and they love helping people.”
Kelley said the center stays busy with activities like painting and exercise classes, Bible study and volunteer work.
The center held its annual Christmas Bazaar Dec. 17 where participants enjoyed homemade baked goods, jewelry and crafts.
They also held a ticket raffle as a fundraiser. At the raffle, Betty Armbrester won a handmade quilt made at the senior center and Suzie Bradley won $250.
“We stay busy,” Kelley said. “We just want to make the holidays as good as we can make them for everybody.”
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