Leona Valley Sertoma Serves Up A FREE ~ Traditional Holiday Dinner
Leona Valley Sertoma hosted about 75 senior guests, 55 and over, (plus delivered more than 20 dinners) for the nonprofit service organization’s FREE Senior Dinner on Sunday, December 4, 2022. As always, our annual event provisions covered Green Valley, Lake Hughes, Elizabeth Lake, Three Points and, of course, Leona Valley. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, we had to cancel a couple of senior dinners. Needless to say, this year, the house was “rocking” and the fellowship was fabulous.
Our menu included turkey, ham, meatloaf (Juanita Kirkpatrick’s famous recipe), green beans, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, assorted desserts, coffee and punch.
Believe it or not, it took approximately 54 people that consisted of Sertoma members, community residents, 4-H Racketeers and the Leona Valley Queens who helped create a most successful holiday dinner. In other words, it didn’t take a village to get the job done, IT ACTUALLY TOOK A GRAND PORTION OF OUR COMMUNITY to get the job done!
In the past, Leona Valley Sertoma usually paid for the entire meal out of our members pockets ~ however, NOT THIS TIME. This year, from newly acquired grants and sponsorships from Cal Water, Smart & Final and Ashley Furniture, the entire expense of our meal was paid for.
Always remember that Sertoma’s main purpose is to focus on the hearing impaired, and we are committed to just that, and more. For the last eight years our group has provided a thousand dollar scholarship to one Antelope Valley College student who is majoring in deaf studies to pursue a career in helping the hearing impaired.
This year it seemed most appropriate to honor two very important members who were the originators of Leona Valley Sertoma which, according to Bev Brownfield, was chartered in 1997. Both Juanita Kirkpatrick and Bev Brownfield engaged in a recent AV Press interview that provided so much of our original club’s foundation. Juanita stated that our club originally consisted of only men (the originator being Bob Mallicoat who acquired 25 men) and the women were later included.
Leona Valley Sertoma invites you to please visit our web site at: LeonaValleySertoma.org to better understand and visually enjoy the many events that we have provided to our community and public.
We encourage folks to join us on either a first or third Saturday of any month for an 8am complimentary breakfast at Jack’s Place ~ 40352 90 St. W., Leona Valley. WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!
ALL of our members are most grateful for EVERYONE’S continued support and generosity. WE wish you a wonderful Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.