Scottville Community Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors is Sunday.

November 18, 2019

Scottville Community Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors is Sunday.

SCOTTVILLE — The annual Scottville Community Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors will be held Sunday, November 24, at the Optimist Center, with a new sponsor but the same community spirit. The traditional full turkey dinner will be served at noon; doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored this year by the Scottville Area Senior Center. Food, as always, will be prepared and served by the Mason County Central Schools Food Service team—the same group that prepares the county’s extensive senior meals program. The Marek Music Makers will provide entertainment.

“There is no charge for the dinner,” said Bill Kerans, director of the Scottville Area Senior Center. “As always, we will gratefully accept donations to help defray the cost of the 21 turkeys from Shop-N-Save and the other dishes prepared by MCCS Food Services. The senior center is also part of MCCS, so the event is truly an extension of the school system’s community involvement.

“We want to make sure our guests understand that desserts are the only food that can be brought in for the event. We welcome desserts, but please do not bring side dishes to pass—salads, casseroles, jello, veggies, breads, etc. We will provide stuffing, potatoes, gravy, beverages and more—so no one will leave  hungry,” he said. “Another reminder: we are not able to provide take-out meals.”

Kerans explained that the event’s long-time sponsor, the Scottville Optimist Club, approached him about assuming sponsorship of the dinner.

“The Optimist Club has done a great job with the senior Thanksgiving dinner,” said Kerans. “They are now focusing their energies on youth programs, so it was a natural fit for us to agree to sponsor this event for seniors. It takes many volunteers to put on the dinner, and Optimist Club members will be prominent among the volunteers, along with those from the senior center.”

“We are honored that many community leaders have volunteered to help, including Scottville’s “first family,” Mayor Bruce and Jackie Krieger, Nancy Sanford of West Shore Bank, and County Commissioner Janet Andersen, who has invited other county leaders to join us. We greatly appreciate participation from them and other invited officials and community members.”

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