Bradford School hosts annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

BRADFORD — The turnout for the annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at Bradford Exempted Village School District was low, but those who attended were treated to a bountiful meal.

Senior students, including Mackenzie Weldy, Andrew Patty and Cailee Brown, made deliveries on Thursday to 49 home-bound people while other seniors came into the cafetorium for the meal.

The meal was served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and included turkey Manhattan, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

It is assumed that another similar event at a downtown Bradford restaurant was the reason for the low turnout at the school.

“There used to be at least 20 people come to this,” said senior Carol Greene, who arrived with her 1955 Bradford classmate Vonnie Owen. “There were eight people here a couple of years ago.”

Lori Hunt, food services manager at the school, said the count has actually been down the last six years.

“It is fun time for me and my co-workers,” said Hunt. “Two of our retired cooks, Lil Broughman and Nadine Lavey, came in to help. “

Hunt also said that other cafeteria workers include Pam Hart, Cindy Keller, Lori Seman and Sharon Fike, while Lori Hoelscher volunteers two days a week.

“The entire school and staff are always offered the Thanksgiving meal,” Hunt said.

By Linda Moody

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