Senior lunch day

One day a month seniors get together at the Methodist Church Annex for a home-cooked meal followed by a game of dominoes or a board game.

Jack Bowles celebrates his 83rd birthday with a game of chickenfoot.

On the third Tuesday of each month a hot home-cooked meal is served at twelve noon. Tommie Zoeller is the head organizer, with help from Tricia Hopkins, Carolyn Reasoner and many others. Usually the nurses from the local clinic show up, along with the pastor and others from the community. Everyone is invited, not just church members.

Following the meal, some members like to stay and play a game for an hour or two. Chickenfoot and Mexican Train are the favorites, although there is also a collection of board games available.

Senior lunch day was started in the spring as a way to provide fellowship and community to the older members of the congregation. Tommie Zoeller came up with the idea, and it seems to have been a good one.

The question inevitably comes up – just who qualifies as a senior citizen? Well, if you are not sure, come anyway.