Shrewsbury seniors enjoy early Thanksgiving dinner

(l to r) Issy Cobello, Sharon Yager and
Terri Perri

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Shrewsbury – On Nov. 25, State Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) teamed up once again to serve a pre-Thanksgiving dinner to Shrewsbury seniors at the town’s Senior Center.

More than 100 attendees enjoyed a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Town Manager Kevin Mizikar and Assistant Town Manager Kristen Las were there to serve and to lend a hand.

“I’m always happy to come to this each and every year to be able to see residents that we sometimes only see once a year and to just honestly thank Senator Moore and Representative Kane for all their hard work that they do in Boston throughout the community on behalf of the town,” Mizikar remarked.

Moore welcomed their guests and thanked the Council on Aging (COA) Director Sharon Yager, who was retiring November 26. He then acknowledged the veterans that were among the crowd.

Remarked Kane: “At Thanksgiving we stop and we pause and reflect on all the wonderful things in our life that we have gratitude for…Senator Moore and I are blessed with the most amazing staff on Beacon Hill and we are grateful for that every single day.”

Representative Kane also recognized Yager for all of her contributions in her role as COA director for the past 24 years.

The dinner was plated and served by a team of volunteers that included School Committee Chair Sandy Fryc, Selectmen Chair Maurice DePalo, Selectman Beth Casavant, Shrewsbury Board of Health Chair Steve Vigeant and his wife Gayle, a commissioner on Shrewsbury’s Housing Authority, and Finance Committee member Vikramjit S. Chhabra.

photos/Melanie Petrucci

State Senator Michael Moore, Sandy
Fryc and Vikramjit S. Chhabra
State Senator Michael Moore and State Representative Hannah Kane serve dinner.