Olentangy Valley News

Council for Older Adults says 'thanks' via pig roast

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The Council for Older Adults of Delaware County will hold a pig roast this week to thank residents for their support.

The council's 21st annual pig roast will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road.

Those who attend can enjoy a pulled pork dinner, live music, a classic car show and more.

"We started this event 21 years ago as a way to show the community how much we appreciate their support," said Donna Meyer, the council's associate director of communications. "It does raise some funds, but it's primarily an outreach event to get people out here to the center, especially if they haven't been here before."

The event will be held indoors this year, with the option to eat outdoors.

Roasted pork is the highlight. Hungry visitors can purchase a meal that includes a pulled pork or bratwurst sandwich and two side dishes for $8, and may add a side dish for 50 cents.

Sides will include corn on the cob, baked beans and pasta salad.

Each meal ticket also includes iced tea, lemonade or coffee.

Commuters can swing by the Center for Older Adults on their way home from work to grab a meal on the go. A drive-through pickup location will be situated at the back of the building, selling pre-packaged meals that include a pork sandwich, corn and baked beans.

Inside the center, visitors can enjoy live music by local bluegrass band Grassahol while they eat.

A bake sale will offer desserts.

Bingo games will also run during the event for $1 per card.

Children can participate in an art activity to color a picture that will be included with a warm meal delivered via Meals and Wheels to a homebound senior in Delaware County.

Back by popular demand is a car show to be held in the center's parking lot.

It will feature about 50 classic vehicles, including several antique tractors.

"We retired the car show for a few years, but everyone kept asking us to bring it back. People really missed it," said Council for Older Adults Marketing Manager Stephanie Seery.

Meyer added the event is slightly scaled back compared to previous years -- but council staff members still hope for a healthy turnout.

Residents already showed support for the Council for Older Adults this spring when voters approved a five-year, 1.2-mill levy to provide services for Delaware County's senior citizens

Over five years, the levy will raise $9 million to help provide area seniors with in-home care, including warm-meal deliveries, medical transportation and adult day-care.

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