Staff Report

Comfort food was the order of the day for the monthly senior dinner at the Buellton Senior Center on Jan. 22, courtesy of the Alpha Pi Sorority.

The meal started with a crisp green salad, followed by old fashioned meat loaf and gravy, mashed potatoes and carrots. Dessert was cheesecake topped with whipped cream and a raspberry.

Alpha Pi members including Pam Johnsen, Susie Smith, Catherine Hanson, Karen Litle, Shirley Hernandez, Judy van Leuven and Elaine Revelle took a bow and described how they raise money for those who fall through the cracks.  For the last several years one of their better-known fundraising events was Turkey Bingo each November, but this year they were happy to hand this popular event over to the Solvang School PTO.

 After dinner, which was attended by about 35, Senior Center Executive Director Pam Gnekow introduced the center’s 2019 board of directors: Irene Covington, Dianne Day, David Schwartz, Shoshanah Schwartz, Gabrielle Robbins, Judith Dale, Bernice Small and Ron Huber.

With help from staffer Linda Linton, Gnekow awarded an array of raffle prizes to delighted winners.

Gnekow also noted that a major fundraising event, featuring the “Queen of Bluegrass,” Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage, will be held Feb. 28 at Mattei’s Tavern.