RC volunteers awarded; Meals on Wheels drivers wanted

Seniors enjoy the social time and friendly competition that come with playing bingo Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Rush City Community Center. Pictured in the background is Clifford Shoberg, who is known for his voice as bingo caller. Bingo typically starts at 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the center. Photos by Jon Tatting

Seniors enjoy the social time and friendly competition that come with playing bingo Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Rush City Community Center. Pictured in the background is Clifford Shoberg, who is known for his voice as bingo caller. Bingo typically starts at 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the center. Photos by Jon Tatting

Connie Davis is the new senior dining coordinator at the Rush City Community Center, where seniors are encouraged to come for the meals and stay for the fun.

Davis teaches senior exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at the community center, 720 W. 14th St., and brings a background in nursing as she still works part-time in Home Health. “I love the seniors and know what they need,” she said during a round of bingo last week.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Rush City Mayor Dan Dahlberg joined Davis in presenting outstanding volunteer awards to people over the lunch hour at the center. Recognized were Darrell Swenson along with Bob and Gloria Oscarson of Rush City for their regular volunteerism in the kitchen where they help prepare and serve the meals and on the road as Meals on Wheels drivers.

Kathy Lillis of Coldwell Banker in Rush City accepted an award, too, on behalf of the Coldwell team that often comes through in delivering Meals on Wheels as scheduled or needed in a pinch.

New senior dining coordinator Connie Davis, left, and Rush City Mayor Dan Dahlberg present Kathy Lillis of Coldwell Banker with an outstanding volunteer award. Lillis and co-workers often come through in delivering Meals on Wheels as scheduled or needed in a pinch.

New senior dining coordinator Connie Davis, left, and Rush City Mayor Dan Dahlberg present Kathy Lillis of Coldwell Banker with an outstanding volunteer award. Lillis and co-workers often come through in delivering Meals on Wheels as scheduled or needed in a pinch.

Davis said she is looking for more Meals on Wheels drivers and even substitute drivers to volunteer once a week for about an hour and a half on town routes and routes in close proximity to Rush City. “Our volunteers love talking to people and find it very rewarding,” she said.

Also needed is more kitchen help. These volunteers can pick a day for two and a half hours to help serve the seniors in the community center’s dining room.

If anyone is interested in volunteering or have any questions, give Connie Davis a call at 320-358-3611.

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