Peabody Senior Center will begin more strict enforcement of its “call before you eat” rule.
“We certainly have no desire to discourage anyone from eating with us. We want nothing more than to have the center serve more people,” site co-manager Ruth Lott said. “But the cook really needs to know how many she is preparing to feed. We want everyone to come eat with us, but we want to be certain that we have enough food to feed them and not so much that there is excess to throw out.”
The center requires that people planning to eat lunch there call (620) 983-2226 in the day or evening before. If no one is available, there is an answering machine to leave a name and the date of the meal request.
A monthly menu is available at the center at 106 N. Walnut. The menu is also published weekly in the Gazette-Bulletin.
Peabody seniors will have several programs in the coming week.
On Thursday, Alan and Judy Mellott will share a video of their trip to the Northwest this year.
Friday will be the county senior citizens board meeting at Burns. Anyone interested in attending may contact the senior center at (620) 983-2226 and make arrangements.
Monday the center will launch another Wii bowling tournament after lunch.
Seniors 60 and older may eat a well-balanced meal for $2.75. Anyone 59 or younger may also eat at the center; the cost is $4.50 for the meal. There is no charge for any of the entertainment or programs hosted by the center.