By BOYD BURBANK
Franklin County Commissioner
On May 11 Preston’s finest are giving back. The fire, ambulance, Preston City Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s departments, search and rescue and county commissioners will be cooking breakfast for the general public at the Preston Fire Station from 8-10 a.m.
The cost will be by donation and all monies raised will go to the Franklin County Senior Center. Come meet your volunteers face-to-face, ask questions and help us all give back to our seniors. Why? Because they deserve it! Our Senior Center needs your help. If you can’t make it, you can still help by sending them a donation.
Many people are confused about the Senior Center. Most people think it is a county-owned and county-funded organization. However, it is not. The Senior Center is mostly a volunteer organization with only two paid positions. For those of you that are not familiar with it, it’s located at 64 W. 100 S., Preston. It is one of the most organized operations we have in the county. Senior citizens run the whole program. It receives little money from the county and represents our area very well.
One of the things the center does is deliver meals. Meals are taken to the elderly or those who are in need. They are delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to all areas of our county and as far north as Thatcher. A hot meal is delivered and the driver makes contact with the person at the residence. He or she has a good chat at each stop.
Part of the reason for the personal contact with the person is to make sure they are all right. Some drivers in the past have found someone that has fallen and no one else to check on them until later in the evening.
This story is sponsored by Garden Tilling.
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