Friday, April 20, 2012

Community Action Day Luncheon Scheduled for May 23 at Lighthouse Christian Center

Representing Darke County at the recent Annual Meeting of Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area are: (front row L-R) Carole Rhodus, Sr. Programs Coordinator; Marie Boaz, Cap Advisory Board member; Roberta Warner, CAP Advisory Board member; Julie Lecklider, Sr. Occupancy Specialist; Janey Christman, Director, Darke Co. CAP; Diane Delaplane, Dk. Co. Commissioner; and Carole Schafer, Public Relations; (Back Row): Carol Littman, Office Manager; Tonya Estell, Intake Specialist; Rhianon Harris, Intake Specialist; and Denise Purnhagen, Senior Programs Transportation Coordinator. Not pictured is Melissa Sparks, Ass’t Director, Darke Co. CAP.
May is Community Action Partnership Month and Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area - Darke County will celebrate this special time by hosting their annual luncheon on May 23 at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 5256 Sebring-Warner Road, Greenville. The event will focus on Community Action services available to Darke County residents, as well as the presentation of the Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Special recognition will be given to Julie Lecklider, Darke Co. CAP employee for the Exemplary Service Award recently presented to her at the CAP Annual Meeting in Dayton. Doors open at 10am, followed by welcome remarks, introductions, award presentations and lunch. Over 273 people attended last years’ luncheon, and staff at CAP anticipate there will be a great turnout again this year. Suggested donation is $2.00 for seniors 60+, and for those under 60, the cost is $7.50, payable with reservation or at the door. The menu includes roast pork with dressing & gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cherry supreme delight, roll, butter, 2% milk and water.

Reservation deadline for the luncheon is May 17th and can be made by calling 548-8143 or 548-2727. Due to the high volume of response for this special luncheon, seniors are asked to sign up prior to the event at the congregate sites located in Greenville at 1469 Sweitzer St. from 8am-4pm, New Madison Community Center and Versailles at Fleur de Lis from11am-12noon. Transportation is available to those who need it by calling 548-2727 by May 21st.

Entertainment this year includes a performance by the East Elementary Echoes following lunch at 12:15. Also on hand this year will be exhibitors who offer various services to Darke County residents. They include Amedisys, Brethren Retirement Community, Comprehensive Health Network, Family Health, State of the Heart Hospice, Heartland, Oakley House, Resthaven, Altera Sterling House, Union City Care Center, Versailles Health Care Center, Blackstone Home Care, and Gade Health Care Center. Door prizes and table favors are provided by the exhibitors.

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