Meals on Wheels program has a guest driver 9.19

Written by David Green.

Morenci Kiwanis Club members and several other community volunteers have delivered food for years through the Meals on Wheels program.

Monday featured a guest driver through the “Big Wheels Deliver Meals” promotion. Throughout Lenawee County, elected officials and other community leaders took a turn behind the wheel to deliver lunches to area senior citizens in an effort to raise awareness of Meals on Wheels.

Police chief Larry Weeks joined Morenci mayor Russ Sutherland Monday to deliver the goods, although it was nothing new to Chief Weeks. He takes a turn delivering with the Kiwanis Club.

The home delivered meals program is intended for people who are at least 60 years old, homebound, unable to prepare a balanced meal and with no one to prepare a meal for them. Currently, 406 older adults receive meals from one of the seven senior centers in Lenawee County.

The value of the program goes far beyond the nutrition provided by the meal, says Morenci Senior Citizen Center director Sarah Weeks. The program also means guaranteed interaction with a friendly volunteer each day.

 

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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