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Senior Center News

June 20, 2013

Scottish proverbs, mountains of produce and many thanks

The other day I ran across a book of old Scottish sayings and proverbs. It contained observations on everything from vice to marriage.  

Some of the maxims were merely amusing, especially the ones about troublesome wives. But others were based on good common sense, and a few seemed particularly appropriate for our situation at the Senior Center: “A penny saved is a penny gained,” “From saving comes having,” “Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves,” “Willful waste makes woeful want.”

We certainly try to be thrifty and make good use of our resources here at the Senior Center. So when Deborah and Floyd Richards of Chubby’s BBQ & Grill gave us a truckload of fresh produce last week, our staff flew into action.  That same afternoon I stayed late to put a case of cauliflower into the freezer. The next day our Assistant Director Linda Gilley took over. Kitchen cooks Garry Reynolds and Edwina Cason and volunteer Tina Littlepage joined her to peel and chop mountains of onions, squash, cucumbers, carrots and more. 

Then Linda spent the weekend canning it all for Senior Center use.  We are grateful to the Richards for their generous donation and to our home team for processing it so quickly and efficiently.  

We were excited this week to welcome Tom and Mary Nicklas, owners of Alpine Construction as new Taste of Palo Pinto County sponsors.

They join Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Titan Bank, April Martin State Farm, Gene’s World KVCE 1160 AM Radio, First State Bank, Brazos Animal Hospital, Jack Powell Auto Group and Holiday Hills Country Club as supporters of our event.  We are grateful to all these individuals and groups who are making this July 15 fundraising event possible.

Our gratitude also extends to the food vendors who will be supplying sampling dishes for the evening. These include Chili’s, Natty Flat Smokehouse, Mesquite Pit, Pastafina, Taste and See Bakery Treats, Chubby’s BBQ & Grill, Shotguns BBQ Restaurant, Tastefully Simple, Holiday Hills Country Club and Hayes Station Coffee. A $40 ticket offers attendees the chance to taste the best cuisine from all these vendors.

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