Tuesday (08.10) marks the return of in-person dining at the Senior Center in Charles City.
Because of the pandemic, the center closed completely to the public for almost six months in 2020 before starting curbside pickup of meals last October. Board member Judy Hauser says curbside distribution of lunches continues on Mondays and Friday’s, but in-person dining is back starting this week. Tables will be set up to allow for social distancing, but Hauser doesn’t expect that to be an issue.
Hauser says serving starts just before noon and most diners will be finished around 12:30 p.m. Cost is a donation of $5 for those 60 and older, but anyone under 60 is also welcome for $8. Hauser says this week also brings the return of in-person Tuesday night bingo at the center.
Hauser adds that in-person bingo could have been brought back sooner, but officials decided to wait until in-person dining could also return before allowing the public back in the building. Dining and/or bingo, those who are unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask.