Backus Pine Mountaineer Senior Center to reopen
Center to reopen March 31
The Pine Mountaineer Senior Center in Backus will reopen Wednesday, March 31.
Staff members are asking that customers wear masks when entering the building. Hand sanitizer will be provided at several locations.
The center is a nonprofit organization that provides weekly hot meals at a low cost. It is run by volunteers and has been serving customers for more than 25 years.
The minimal food price is used to cover all food and building expenses with any remaining funds donated to community organizations. Donations have included the local food shelves, 4-H clubs and other youth organizations.
The center sells fresh baked cinnamon and caramel rolls at 8 a.m. every Wednesday with coffee or milk. Lunch hours are 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or while supplies last. Takeout service is available as well.
For orders of four or more, the senior center requests a 15-minute advance notice at 218-947-3844.
The meal March 31 will be meatloaf with potatoes and gravy, vegetables and a roll for $7.50. The meals have no age requirements. There is also an alternative of a soup of the day with sandwich. Cake and pie are also available with meals.
The senior center is located at 131 Front St. in Backus. Volunteers are always needed; call Sharon at 218-507-0551. Volunteers get free meals.