SINCLAIRVILLE - At the Sinclairville 76ers' annual summer picnic, one of the many volunteers was honored for her 30 years of dedicated service to the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteer Lillian Carpenter of Sinclairville has been with the Meals on Wheels program since it began, and served as president of the organization 15 years ago. The Sinclairville 76ers is the Meals on Wheels program for the Cassadaga Valley area and is part of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging. The 76ers began in 1976 to create senior housing in Sinclairville and five years later, the Meals on Wheels program was organized. Meals are prepared at the Sinclairville fire hall kitchen, and delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by volunteer drivers and helpers.
Carpenter was presented with a certificate of recognition created by computer artist Susan W. Sipos. John Sipos, who serves as one of the volunteer drivers, put together a picture board of some of Carpenter's accomplishments while volunteering with the program.
Site manager Paul Derkovitz cooked the hot dogs and hamburgers at the picnic. Those attending added to the meal with dishes of food to pass.
Sinclairville 76ers President Richard Smith (right) presents a certificate honoring 30-year volunteer Lillian Carpenter (center), with site manager Paul Derkovitz.
For more information on the Sinclairville 76ers, call 962-3455.