Let the Taylor County Senior Center take on dinner duty


TAYLOR COUNTY—The friendly folks at the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center are offering to take over dinner duties one night, and in exchange, diners will be helping to provide much needed services for the area’s elder population.

Head out to the center on Thursday, September 18 from 4:00-6:30 p.m., for a delicious meal. Taylor County Senior Citizens Center Executive Director Elissa Stewart shared that individuals should come hungry because the menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, side salad dessert and drinks.

“Our dinners have gone over so well in the past, we’re making it this one even bigger and better,” Stewart revealed. “These monthly meals are fundraising dinners to help with various expenses of the center.”     

The dinner is open to the public and the cost is $14 for adults and $8 for children under 12 years old and younger.

While at the center, be sure to check out their basket raffles, along with craft items up for sale.

“We will even have some sweet treats for folks to purchase,” Stewart voiced.

She expressed that the continued support of the community is greatly appreciated, and they will be holding a monthly evening meal on the fourth Thursday of each month.

“We are looking forward to hosting our evening meal and hope to have a great turnout,” she voiced. “Come out, relax and have a good meal while helping to further our services to residents.”

The center is fully operational, and Stewart asks for individuals to make reservations for each of their programs, which are open to all Taylor County senior residents 60 years of age or older.

Transportation to and from the center is provided, and individuals may schedule a pickup by calling the center at 304-265-4555.

Those wishing to dine at the center are asked to please call by 9:00 a.m. the day before their visit, to ensure that an adequate amount of food is prepared.

“If you have not tried our lunches, we encourage you to do so,” Stewart disclosed. “We try to provide a healthy, tasty meal daily. We will have menus available for folks to see and schedule which days they would like to come.”

The center also offers fun and excitement through their BINGO days and various other activities including bible study and trips to the mall and grocery store.

Transportation is provided for shopping outings, and are the service is donation-based.

Stewart revealed that there will be new activities and events for seniors to enjoy added to the lineup within the next couple of months.

“So, let our staff do the cooking! You won’t have to do the dishes,” Stewart said. “Dine in or take out are both available. Call 304-265-4555 to place your order!”

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