Prairie City Seniors: Volunteers at senior center prove that many hands make light work

Prairie City Seniors: Volunteers at senior center prove that many hands make light work

It was nice to see John and Marva Coombs and Steve and Dorene Deardorff and also the other 44 friends who signed the guest book at the Prairie City Senior's luncheon on Wednesday, June 11.

In addition, nine home meals were delivered by Buzz Harris to those unable to attend.

Working early in the morning on Wednesday to get everything ready were Amos Cardwell, Clayton Curtis, Carl Johns, Buzz Harris and Marvin Casebeer.

Ruth Johns greeted diners from the reception desk.

Others not seen for awhile were Marie McConnell from Galena, and Earl Dorothy from Modesto, Calif., who was visiting Cleo Dunten.

The drawings gave gift certificates from Prairie Drug and Hardware to Bob Kowing and the Branding Iron Cafe to Marvin Casebeer.

Cleo Dunten won the gift certificate from Lunch Box Deli, and Amos Cardwell won from Mort's Barber Shop.

Coming to join us from the Blue Mountain Nursing Home were Cal Susksdorf, Woody Wood, Virginia Hymer, Mildred Benson, Rita Morris and Timmie Reusser, who were accompanied by Lorna Ashmead and Leslie Davis.

Servers were Marjorie Harris, Eula Mae Thompson, Ruth McPherren and Amos Caldwell, who was filling in for Helen, whose right hand was swollen. Thanks to all.

Marvin Casebeer led the flag salute, and Ruth Johns gave the blessing.

The cooks, Gene and Edna, prepared a delicious meal of grilled fish steaks with tarter sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and a tasty cabbage cold slaw. Yellow cake with yellow frosting was for dessert.

I saw Naomi Goslin and Cleo Dunten prewashing silverware, Carl and Buzz helping in the kitchen after lunch; and out in the hall, workers were Hank Goslin, Ottis Garrett, Clayton Curtis and Marvin Casebeer.

Another thought for the day: "How good it feels the hand of an old friend." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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