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April 19, 2013

Skybird residents give boost to Meals on Wheels

Greensburg — Residents of Skybird Manor Apartments received a lunchtime treat Friday, courtesy of Greensburg’s Meals on Wheels.

The local organization, which provides meals to seniors and other individuals throughout the community who have difficulty leaving their homes, partnered with Skybird Manor in an effort to offer some extra financial support for the ‘Meals’ program. The partnership came about when Skybird manager Carolyn Blanton and Meals on Wheels director Diana Robbins recently met and discussed fundraising ideas for the program.

That idea culminated in a hearty sloppy joe meal, offered to any and all of Skybird’s residents at a cost determined by the seniors who sat down to enjoy it.

No donation was too small, and when the final tally was counted Friday afternoon, the group of seniors had given $300 to the Meals on Wheels program — a good start, according to Robbins, as her group is preparing for more such endeavors in the month of May.

Friday’s program served as a kickoff for those future fundraisers, but there was much more to it than that.

Residents of Skybird Manor Apartments, which houses only seniors age 62 and older (unless an individual has a mobility issue), enjoyed a sloppy joe, cinnamon applesauce, dill pickle spear, coleslaw, chips and a treat delivered to their specific apartment. Those who live there also had the option of sitting down with others for the meal in the first floor community room.

Volunteers Kenny Blanton and Skybird housekeeper Janice Charles assisted with readying the food to be brought to residents’ rooms. Diana Robbins and ‘Meals’ volunteer Debbie Dinsmore commandeered the necessary ‘wheels’ to transport the lunches. Teresa Horan, a longtime ‘Meals’ volunteer, also lent a hand to the proceedings.

Robbins was ecstatic at the $300 raised Friday, which was far more than she had expected. Carolyn Blanton told the Daily News Skybird residents gave all they could afford for the lunches, with one lunch guest donating a dollar — a significant amount for this and other individuals living on a fixed income — in order to help others avoid going hungry throughout the community.

Blanton added she hopes to continue to offer meals such as those served Friday in order to help the local Meals on Wheels program.

As May approaches, fundraisers are planned to become more commonplace for those associated with Meals on Wheels.

On April 30, Aspen Place Health Campus will host the Meals on Wheels appreciation luncheon. A little more than a week later, on May 9, Ponderosa will donate a portion of its proceeds and tips to the ‘Meals’ program from 4 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from local radio station WTRE’s morning birthday and other announcements will also go to ‘Meals’ throughout May.

Last but certainly not least, fans of last year’s wine tasting event may find much to like about the 2013 encore, when the event returns to the field outside Arbor Grove Village June 8.

Robbins said plans are underway to bring a local band and area wineries and restaurants to the program, which is co-sponsored by Arbor Grove. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per pair.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056

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