By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter????
Marlborough – Every senior in the city will have an opportunity to observe Thanksgiving complete with a friendly atmosphere and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Some will be with families, those in assisted living facilities will dine with other residents, and all who are not anticipating a holiday dinner are invited to a special community Thanksgiving feast to be held at the Senior Center, 250 Main St. Monday, Nov. 19.
The special holiday event is being held through the cooperative effort of the Marlborough Rotary Club, local Girl Scouts, Stevie's Eatery and Council on Aging Director Jennifer Claro and her staff and volunteers.
“We welcome all seniors who live throughout our Marlborough community who might not enjoy a warm holiday meal to call the center at 508-485-6492 and make a reservation with our receptionist,” Claro said.
Rotarian Dave Walton is chairing the event. Club members are providing the food to be prepared by Steve Dembro of Stevie's Eatery.
A special feature of the day will be the participation of the Marlborough Girl Scouts from grades 4 through 12, who will serve and welcome the grandmothers and great-grandmothers to the special dinner.
Bonny Goldberg is the co-service unit coordinator of the local Scouts.
“The girls think this is a special community service and the right thing to do,” Goldberg said. “We are hoping to create a partnership with the seniors in our community, and this is a great way to start off that relationship.”
The Scouts will also give Thanksgiving cards they have made to the seniors.
Dinner will include roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and a choice of homemade cakes and pies.
“There will be plenty of food for all,” Dembro said. “We want to be sure all seniors enjoy a nice turkey dinner.”
Claro said more than 110 seniors will also enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at the Bolton Street and Pleasant Street Senior Housing communities.