Many “angels” gather on the third Wednesday of each month to shine a little positive light in McGregor. The McGregor ANGELS (Area Neighbors Giving Elderly Live-in Services) co-sponsors a Community Meal at the McGregor Community Center at 5:30 p.m. The meal is free and open to all area residents. A basket is available for free-will donations to the ANGELS.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, McGregor Ace Hardware teamed up with ANGELS to serve up a meal of ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dinner rolls and pie. Servers included Ace employees Tammy Ford and Tina Proulx, Tina’s daughter Addyson and Nancy Borske, caterer and kitchen manager.
The following organizations are scheduled to provide the meals for 2020: Jan. 15, Tamarack Sportsmen’s Club and Friends of Don Sather; Feb. 19, Kids Plus; March 18, Aitkin County Health and Human Services Advisory Board; April 15, Grand Timber Bank; May 20, Grace Lutheran Church women’s group; June 17, McGregor Fire Department; July 15, Riverwood McGregor Clinic; Aug. 19, ANGELS Board of Directors; Sept. 16, McGregor Elementary School teachers and staff; Oct. 21, FLOE International; Nov. 18, Carefree Assisted Living; and Dec. 16, McGregor Lions Club.
“Please join us for good food and good times,” says Sue Kern, ANGELS board member. “We would like to thank all of the participating organizations and their volunteers for preparing and serving the meals. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”
ABOUT THE ANGELS
The McGregor ANGELS is a local non-profit, which provides services to seniors in Northern Aitkin County to help them live safely in their homes with independence and dignity. Services include transportation, consultation, home safety assessments, care coordination, social and educational events, companionship, assistance with chores and more. These services are provided by a network of dedicated volunteers. ANGELS is located at 7 S. Maddy St. in McGregor and can be contacted by calling 218-768-2762 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy Beatty, co-chair of ANGELS said:
ANGELS is now offering boxed, frozen meals to members of the community ages 60 and over. The meals are provided through an Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency nutrition program and cost $4 each. Interested community members may choose meals from a menu for a two-week period and pick them up at the ANGELS office. Taste testing of sample meals will be held Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the ANGELS building.