Saturday we celebrate July 4th at our Bailey County Senior Citizens’ Center. We have worked hard to follow all rules concerning the pandemic to make our building and event as safe and inviting as possible. The entire building has been sterilized as well as all tables, chairs, countertops, door handles, bathrooms, etc. Tables have been separated for social distancing and only 4 chairs to a table are being used. All employees, volunteers, and participants in serving are required to wear masks. All in attendance are encouraged to wear masks except when eating. Temperatures will be taken at the door. Anyone with a temperature over 99.5 may not enter.
Believe me, we dislike all of these rules as much as you. But they are necessary to provide a healthy environment and prevent the spread of covid19. We appreciate your understanding that they are necessary.
Below is our schedule for the day:
10:45-11:45 a.m.-The Home Delivery and Drive-thru service for our BBQ Brisket meal begins. The drive-thru is in the back of the building. Just follow the signs. If you want home delivery, please call 806-272-4969 or 806-315-0730 ahead of time so we know how many to prepare.
12:00 p.m.-The BBQ Brisket Meal will be served inside. Entertainment will be provided by Tom Skinner of Portales, NM. He will perform some patriotic songs as well as country and western. Come enjoy the meal and his entertainment inside our air conditioned and beautifully decorated building.
We will also have an auction for baked goods and gift certificates donated by local restaurants and the new Muleshoe Meat Processing, here in Muleshoe. All baked items and gift certificates will be online and you can bid on them on the 4th. Each item will be listed on our Muleshoe Senior Citizens Center Facebook page and you can bid in the comment section.
10:00 a.m. till Closing-You are invited to come and view our Wall of Honor. This will include pictures of our local veterans who being honored as the ones who made the sacrifices so we can enjoy this 4th. As of this writing, we had a total of 65 veterans and they were still coming in. If you are a veteran or have a family member or friend (living or deceased) you would like to honor, please get a picture to us by noon Friday, July 3rd. Your picture will be scanned and given back to you immediately.
As most of you know, our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers have been working tirelessly now for almost 4 months to keep our center going. We have provided home deliveries and drive thru service everyday for our seniors since our center was shut down because of the Coronavirus.
Our records show during this time, that we have provided a total of 5,691 meals to our seniors to date. That’s over 100 meals every day, Mondays thru Fridays. These numbers alone show how needed our senior center is in this area. The cost to do this along with the rising cost of food has played a major role in affecting our finances. This will be our 16th year to hold this annual fundraiser. The need for support has never been greater than it is right now. We hope you will come out and be a part of our 4th of July celebration. If you are among those fearful to come inside, we understand. But you can call and order home delivery and not have to leave your home or come through our drive-thru in the back and not have to leave your car.
Our seniors will appreciate it. Our staff and Board of Directors will appreciate it and our entire community will be better for it!
Note: The Bailey County Senor Center will officially re-open its doors for operation on Monday, July 6th. In addition to the daily indoor meals, the staff will continue with home deliveries for anyone who is not comfortable yet to go inside. All drive-thru will stop but those getting drive-thru will now have a choice of home delivery or eating inside. Give us a call at 272-4969 if you wish to set up home delivery.