Peabody seniors are gearing up for their annual fundraising project, baking peppernuts for the holiday season.
“Everyone gets excited about this time as we start readying for the project,” site co-manager Ruth Lott said. “It is a lot of work and requires lots of volunteers from the community. But along with the hard work comes a lot of fun and friendship.”
The first peppernut baking day will be Oct. 10, immediately after the noon meal. Seniors will bake twice a week, on Monday and Thursday afternoons until Nov. 17.
“We hope to recruit some new volunteers for this project,” Lott said. “We can always find a spot or two for anyone who wants to help.”
Thursday will be the monthly birthday dinner. Rudy Newfield will entertain and educate with a program on harmonicas.
The monthly board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday and everyone is invited to attend.
The Peabody center staff is now cooking for Goessel Agape Senior Center. A volunteer drives to Peabody to pick up meals and take them back to Goessel.
“This has created additional work for our staff and we could certainly use more volunteers for the kitchen,” said Lott. “We could use several people who would donate a couple of hours one day a week.”
To volunteer or to make a reservation to eat at the center, call (620) 983-2226 to speak to Lott or Arlene Unruh or leave a message.