By MELODY BROWN-PEYTON
Of The Record Staff
Members of the Coats Senior Center paused Friday morning to say thank you to town and county commissioners, town employees and members of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office with a hearty breakfast. Employees had the opportunity to start their day off right.
Coats seniors wanted to show just how much they appreciate the hard work of the Town of Coats employees along with members of the sheriff’s office.
It was a time of fellowship while enjoying a delicious breakfast that was prepared by the seniors.
“We just wanted to show how much we appreciate all the work town employees do to help make Coats a great place to live,” said Coats Senior Director Melody Mc-Gee.
Shirley Allen, who serves as treasurer for the center, came up with the idea.
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“We will now add this to the list of annual events,” Ms. Allen said.
The center provides an outlet for seniors to get out of the house while enjoying many different activities offered at the center. Research shows that seniors who live an active lifestyle live a healthier life.
Meals On Wheels
Zachary Robinson beamed with pride as he helped his grandfather, Charles Ennis, deliver Meals on Wheels out of the center.
“It makes me feel good to help deliver meals to seniors. I’m giving back to people who have done so much to help the community,” Zachary said.
Mr. Ennis has been delivering meals to area shut-ins for seven years.
Also at the center each Tuesday night His Daily Bread feeds those in need hot meals. Recently, the center held a barbecue plate sale to raise money to repave the parking lot.
Mrs. McGee began serving as director of the center in January and has used her creativity to offer new activities, which have increased the number of seniors who visit the center.
Town employees enjoy breakfast at the Coats Senior Center. From left are Rondey Pleasant, Daniel Weston, Robert Moore and Cody Wood.
Daily Record Photo/Melody Brown-Peyton