062921 Solvang Senior Center June Meal

Solvang Senior Center members and center friends celebrate a successful to-go dinner night held on June 9.

Sixty-five members of the Solvang Senior Center enjoyed a fabulous Italian meal hosted by center friends, The Ballard Bunch, and spearheaded by board member Diane Olmsted.

Continuing with the center’s yearlong adaptation of the traditional sit-down dinner night, diners once again were treated to the friendliest curbside service in town, as they picked up their meals to go on June 9.

Carefully packed and ready to go, each lucky diner received a healthy portion of bistecca alla fiorentina, lemon pasta, antipasto/salad and bread, as well as yummy cookies straight from Annie Andersen's oven.

Completing the meal was a small serving of red wine. Every meal even came with a special party favor — a personal photo opportunity.

The center has been extremely fortunate to keep the ever-important monthly dinner night alive during COVID by quickly adapting to a new format. This has always been the highlight of many of our members' month.

Even though they were unable to socialize at the center, many folks were creative and dined al fresco together. These creative dinner nights help fulfill a very important part of our mission statement: feeding the mind, body and spirit of our senior community.

Many thanks to our special friends, The Ballard Bunch, Diane and Tom Olmsted, Janet Olivera, Hans and Wendy Gregersen, Annie and Mogens Andersen, Alan Hitt and Kathleen Campbell and Kate Koslaski, for providing us with an unforgettable meal and unforgettable evening. A big thank you, also, to our board members for taking on the role of carhops.

Solvang Senior Center is located at 1745 Mission Drive. To inquire about programs and services, contact 805-688-3793 or visit www.solvangseniorcenter.org.



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