By Carolyn Johnson
It’s no rumor. It’s the truth. The Bailey County Senior Citizen’s Center Board of Directors met yesterday and gave approval for the re-opening of the Bailey County Senior Center. Known as the one location in Muleshoe that caters to activities and meals for our seniors and links the town’s past with its’ present, the Center has been locked down since March 20th because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Board voted to reopen the Center on Saturday, July 4th with the annual Brisket Dinner Fundraiser that is always held on this date.
The Center will continue with the drive-thru in the back for those who choose not to come inside. Around noon, the meal will begin inside. There will be entertainment and as usual, we will have our auction of pies, cakes, and all types of desserts made by our members. We will be getting more details on this as we progress with our planning.
As you all know, we are still having to deal with the pandemic. People 65 or older and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, lung problems, cancer, or a weakened immune system are asked to use the drive-thru instead of participation with the crowds. Your safety is our first concern. Our records today show a total of 26 cases in Bailey County. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to the virus. We know it is your choice on what you do. We just ask that you give serious consideration on what is best for you. We will video-tape the event so those of you unable to attend can view it when you do come back.
We are eager to get all of you back in and get back to normal with our activities and meals. We miss you all—even those of you who give us a hard time!
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. 806-272-4969.