By Naomi Hatch
Silver Creek Senior Center Executive Director Marilyn Radke recently gave an update on projects at the center.
Kirk Brimhall is donating rock for the portion of the parking lot that was not paved with a recent grant. The Town of Snowflake will be doing one of its “Raise the Barn” projects at the center and stripe the parking lot.
Valley View Baptist Church donated speakers that were recently installed.
Board President Cindy Schreiber spoke during the call to the public at the April 2 Taylor Town Council meeting, thanking Mayor Fay Hatch. “Through your help we were able to get the security system in place, as well as the sound surround,” she said.
“The next project is to purchase a player and have music again,” said Myrt Williams, a member of the board of directors.
Oran Ellison recently organized a group of volunteers for his Eagle Scout project at the thrift store, which was emptied and repainted. He built all the shelves with guidance from the Snowflake High School shop teacher. “He did a phenomenal job for us. We are more than pleased with the whole project,” said Radke.
The center received a donation of lanyards from a retail store that has gone out of business.
The board and Radke donated some to Valley View Baptist Church for use in its Bible school and the rest are available to other Bible schools in the county.
“We will give them to everyone as long as they last,” said Radke, noting that there is a variety of lanyards with hearts and butterflies, and some with sports motifs on them. There are adult and children’s sizes.
The center will host a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.
On Friday mornings, a stitching group meets. Those attending bring their own projects, and crochet, knit, quilt and do all kinds of crafts. “Bring whatever you’re working on,” said Radke, noting that there is help available if needed.
They play bingo at 1 p.m. on Thursdays.
Food Bank Day is held once a month, with one slated today (April 9) and one on Wednesday, May 14.
Veggie Day is also once a month on Monday, April 21, and Monday, May 19.
Schreiber said that Head Start recently renewed its contract with the center for breakfast and lunch for the 2015 school year.
The center serves a delicious lunch at 12 noon, Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions regarding programs offered, lunch or Meals on Wheels, contact the center at 536-7553.
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By Naomi Hatch