It has been two years since members of the Red River Council on Aging could sit down together for a meal. The COVID Pandemic put an end to dining in at the Depot Diner on Front Street.
Restrictions have eased. Council Director Liz Cannon told the Journal, “I’m excited. We are going to be able to serve people in the dining hall again.” First day was Monday, March 7th. Old friends gathered to share a meal of chicken tenders plus vegetables, corn bread and desert. And share smiles and stories as was done for years.
Cannon said prices of all foods are rising. However, the Council should be able to hold the price of lunch at $4.00 for residents 60 and older. And Cannon added, “Fried catfish will be back on first and third Fridays. That is the meal everyone looks forward to. Our cost of catfish has gone up dramatically but we will be able to continue serving catfish twice a month and do it at the $4.00 price.”
Note: All during the COVID Pandemic the Depot Diner continued to produce meals to be delivered to people’s homes. And they continued to daily prepare Grab and Go meals for their other customers.
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