Senior center drive thru lunch


Center has several other events on horizon

By Jeff Gilliland - jgilliland@aimmedianetwork.com



This photo gives an idea of what it will look like when customers pull up to the drive through lunch area that will be offered at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center on Aug. 16 and 23. Pictured with Mr. Hot Dog are senior center member Eloise Garrison in the car and Rhonda Purdin, director of foods and banquets at the center.


A chance to grab a quick lunch without leaving your car will be offered the next two Wednesdays by the Highland County Senior Citizens Center in Hillsboro.

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days you will be able to drive into the center parking lot and order of lunch of a cheeseburger or footlong fresh off the grill, plus slaw, a bag of chips and a cold drink for $4. Items will also be available separately. There will be all the toppings for the burgers and footlongs, too.

“It’s something different and we just thought we’d give it try, plus it raises funds for the senior center,” said executive director Mechell Frost. “So swing by, you don’t even have to get out of your car, grab some lunch and support the center.”

The center has a few other fundraisers coming up soon.

This Saturday during the Amazing Race at Liberty Park in Hillsboro, there will be a Kona Ice booth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a portion of all sales will benefit the center.

The senior center will have a booth at the Highland County Fair and on Monday, Sept. 4 during Senior Day at the fair, the center will offer a membership special. If you purchase a membership for 2018, you will also get to be a member for the rest of this year for no additional charge. A typical membership is $20 a year. The special will be offered on Sept. 4 only. The center will also be giving away special prizes that will be offered on Sept. 4 only.

On Sept. 22 at the Smokin’ in the Hills barbecue event at Rocky Fork State Park, the center will be set up serving barbecue, baked bean and chip dinners, or just barbecue sandwiches.

The next big event at the senior center, located at 185 Muntz St., will be the popular Cookies With Characters event on Oct. 14. It’s an annual event where kids get to visit with 16 characters, and they’ll also get to decorate a cookie, participate in a craft, have a meal and receive a character pack that includes a trick or treat basket, coloring book and coupon for a free scoop of UDF ice cream.

The event will being held differently this year with three time frames: 9 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

The cost is $8 and tickets will go on sale sometime next month. To purchase tickets visit www.highlandseniors.com or for more details visit the senior citizen page on Facebook.

For more information on any of the events call the center at 937-393-4745.

Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or jgilliland@aimmedianetwork.com.

This photo gives an idea of what it will look like when customers pull up to the drive through lunch area that will be offered at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center on Aug. 16 and 23. Pictured with Mr. Hot Dog are senior center member Eloise Garrison in the car and Rhonda Purdin, director of foods and banquets at the center.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/08/web1_Senior-drive-thru-pic.jpgThis photo gives an idea of what it will look like when customers pull up to the drive through lunch area that will be offered at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center on Aug. 16 and 23. Pictured with Mr. Hot Dog are senior center member Eloise Garrison in the car and Rhonda Purdin, director of foods and banquets at the center.
Center has several other events on horizon

By Jeff Gilliland

jgilliland@aimmedianetwork.com