Seniors enjoy first in-house lunch in 19 months

In the first photo, local Senior Citizens enjoy lunch in the Senior Center dining room Wednesday, Sept. 1, after a hiatus of some 19 months due to precautions required by the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Several dozen filled the dining room when The New Era arrived, enjoying a meal of barbecued ribs, baked beans and macaroni and cheese, and dessert. In the second photo, Melody Reese, director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce and a former professional artist performs for the seniors.