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News from the GCD Senior Meals Program

Letter to the Editor


The GCD Senior Meals Program would like to thank the generous anonymous donor who gave $400 last week. We get excited over any additional money that comes into our coffers but this one sent us into the full Happy Dance. Extra funds allows us to spruce up the menu a bit and buy some special items that we generally cannot afford to offer every month.

We would also like to send our thanks for the In Memoriam donations we received for Mary Palanuk and Martha Jackson via the United Methodist Church Women. The Happy Dance was not appropriate but we were no less grateful.

In an attempt to augment our traditional sources of revenue with more fundraising efforts, the meals program will be offering a varied breakfast menu from 7 to 10:30 on the first Saturday of every month starting June 6. These events have been very popular at other senior centers near our area and we would like to make it a popular regular event here in Coulee.

We have a great team of home-delivery drivers who never get the recognition they deserve. Since they come and go before our regular meals are served in-house, they aren’t “seen” much around the center and are, therefore, our most unsung volunteers. We seem to be consistently short one driver and one backup driver, which makes things harder on our regulars. Breakfasts are delivered Monday and Friday at 7:30 and dinners are delivered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30. The delivery route takes around 30 minutes to complete and the drivers are entitled to dine with us after their route (or to take a to-go meal home.) If there are any individuals, businesses, civic groups, church groups or employee groups who would be interested in covering one of these weekly delivery slots, please call 633-2321 or 3214.

Darla Orr & Chay Heilman

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