The John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation department is again sponsoring the free USDA Summer Lunch Program for children in two locations.

At the John Day city park, lunches are served from 12-1 p.m. from the Gleason Pool concession stand.

Lunches are also served from 12-1 p.m. at the Prairie City park near city hall.

The USDA-approved meals are free for children through age 18, and the cost for adults, 19 and up, is $2.

Head cook Janean Nodine said she serves everything from chicken salad sandwiches to hamburgers and hot dogs. On Friday, she also served apple slices, chips and chocolate and regular milk.

There are no forms to fill out, and everyone is welcome.

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at or 541-575-0710.

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