Thursday, May 28, 2009
County begins second meals program
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors helped celebrate the first meal served at the new senior meals program at the Victoria Community Center.
Delia Reid and Helen Young will run the program, which provides a hot meal for anyone 60 and over, plus games, education and fellowship Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Northeast Mississippi Community Services is helping with the program and the transportation for seniors. As of the first day, there were 25 seniors enrolled at Victoria.
To enroll in the meal program at Victoria, contact Reid at 901-831-4552.
Chulahoma Community Center was the first site to get a meals program started last October. Queen Dean is the director of the Chulahoma senior meals program. To enroll in the Chulahoma program call Dean at 662-252-2004.
District 4 supervisor George Zinn III thanked those who helped get the meals program started in his district.
“I want to say thank you to two or three people,” Zinn said. “Thank you to Mr. Steve Gains with community services for putting the program together at the last minute and to Larry Hall, county administrator, and the building and grounds crew for making the center ready. And I want to thank the Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District for funding the program. And I thank Bill Mobley, executive director of the Industrial Development Authority for getting money for prizes.”
Zinn said he was pleased that Reid, a person deeply involved in the community, agreed to direct the center.
Some other members of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors - Ronnie Joe Bennett, Keith Taylor, Willie Flemon - and chancery clerk Chuck Thomas were also present at the opening.
The first meal for seniors consisted of chicken strips in a tomato sauce, greens and corn.
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