Cora McCulloh Keefer 83rd birthday
n his petty that e o r g e n g a i d a Administration Thurs., PARTY ON WHEELS - Mrs. Cora Keefer, S3, of 931 Lanvale St.,'received a Community Action Council birthday present Friday from senior aid Mrs. Inez .Jackson, under agency's Meals on Wheel* program. ; (Photo by Pat King} 'Meals On Wheels' Brings Birthday Cake For Party By PAT KING A .person never gets too old to celebi'ate a birthday with a cake, even if they can barely see it. That's what 83 - year - old Cora Keefer said Friday when the Washington County Community Community Action Council surprised surprised her with a special bonus to their Friday delivery of hot meals to her home on Lanvale St. Merchant Is Treasurer For Mutton Dale R. Brevard, of Thurmont, Thurmont, manager of Mclart Jewelers and a director of the F r e d e r i c k t o w n e Mall Merchants Association, i s campaign t r e a s u r e r f o r Wallace E. Mutton for State Senator, Ilutton is campaigning in District Three, which includes Frederick City, 10 o t h e r districts in Frederick County, and Maugansville, Fountain Head, Leitersburg, Ringgold, Smithsburg, C h e w s v i 1 1 e , Beaver C r e e k , Boonsboro, K e e d y s ville, Sharpsburg Rphrersville and Sandy Hook districts in Washington County. County. A member of the House of Mrs. Keefer, whose failing eyesight has left her recently unable to cook her own meals, is one of 11 "incapacitated" people getting free lunch and dinner from the agency, under a trial run "Meals on Wheels" program begun July 1. According to CAC director. Al Allenback, the council next month plans to expand the program to serve more people like Mrs. Keefer -- people whose disabilities p r e v e n.t them from buying or preparing preparing their own meals. The only question remaining now is how many people it will be able to serve;: serve;: CAC has applied for a $3G,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Economic Opppr- tunity to help defray the expenses expenses of an expanded program program to serve 100 people. A l t h o u g h A l l e n b a c k estimates the chances for funding are "fair," he said a recent change in top leadership at the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity could change Ibis. "Everything is at a standstill, I'm told," Allenback Allenback said. But Allenback is fully committed committed to the concept of a home food delivery, because CAC has determined a r e a l need for such a service exists in Washington County. "We did a feasibility study two years ago that showed, there were several hundred in need of it,',' Allenback,said. The sfnall -, scale Â·program begun last month d e strated that if the program offered, county r e s would he receptive to it, Allenback said. It has also Â·shown (hat nutritious m - .can H prepared cheaply, that volunteers' are willing help deliver the food, on a regular basis. According to the project director, Mrs. Jean Izer, the food is prepared for the at the county child development development center for 75 cents "They're very n u t r.i meals, and our recipients seem to enjoy them," Mrs. Izer said. Help in delivering the food quickly has been "tremendous," "tremendous," Mrs. Izer said. A of aids, employed on a part - time basis under the state's senior, aid program, have assisted in getting the meals to the homes quickly. 1 And apparently the meals themselves have T e c e good ratings. "We're getting calls from other people now who know recipients on the program, and want to be it," she said. Preliminary inquiries into other sources of funds, "just in case" have b e e n Allenback said. "We're com- mitlcd to it. We'll continue feeding the needy, even if can only give to a few people," he said.