One of Muskingum county's favorite annual Christmas parties is this week. The Fraternal Order of Police senior holiday dinner is this Thursday, December 6th at the Center for Seniors. This tradition of over 25 years is a great opportunity for the seniors in our county to get out and have some fun.
Terry Dunn, the executive director of the center said, "It's just a real great feeling for the seniors to be able to come out at the holiday time. For many of them their families are out of town. They live alone. So it's an opportunity for them to come in and have socialization with other people."
The center will serve 1,000 seniors, plus 400 home delivered meals. To prepare a meal for those numbers, it will require 300 pounds of turkey and potatoes, 36 cans of green beans and 1400-1500 slices of pumpkin pie.
Also, there will be plenty of help from the rest of the community. Dunn said there would be approximately 200 helpers, "We're going to be having the key club from Zanesville High School. Many people from county offices will be here helping us serve. Plus the F.O.P. members."
There will also be entertainment at the banquet, including the John Glenn singers and a surprise guitarist!
Doors open at 8 A.M.. and lunch is served at 11:30.