Archive for November 2011

Thanksgiving Meals

Laura Sherrington

Laura Sherrington

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison WI 53715, 608-251-8405
Offers a free traditional Thanksgiving meal, held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St, Madison. Meal served 12:00 pm-1:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. No advanced reservations are required to attend the meal. Homebound people may request home-delivered holiday dinners. Call South Madison Coalition of the Elderly at (608)251-8405 by Monday, November 21, to request home delivery if elderly or handicapped.

First Congregational Church, 1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726, 608-233-9751
Offers a free traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, potatoes, and gravy, stuffing, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Meal is served 12:00pm-3:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. No advanced reservations are required to attend the meal. For those who are lacking  transportation, home delivery in Madison is available by calling (608)233-9751 by 4:30 pm on Monday November 21.

First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI 53703, 608-256-4357
Offers a free traditional Thanksgiving meal.  Doors open at 10:30 and the meal served 12:00pm-2:00pm on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. No advance reservations are requires to attend the meal. Homebound people may request home- delivered holiday dinners. Call (608)256-4357 Wednesday, November 23, 3:00pm-5:00pm, to request home delivery.

Lakeview Lutheran Church, 4001 Mandrake Road, Madison, WI 53726, 608-244-7120
Lakeview Lutheran Church is also serving a Thanksgiving meal. Call ahead, ASAP, to reserve a meal at Lakeview.

Christmas Meals (not a complete list)

 Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison WI 53703, 608-251-8405
Offers a free traditional Christmas meal, held at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin  Street Madison. Meal and entertainment from 11:30-2:30 pm on Christmas Day 2011. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Please reserve by Monday, December 19th to attend the meal and entertainment  activities. Homebound people may request transportation. Call South Madison Coalition of the Elderly at (608)251-8405 to request transportation or to reserve a meal.

First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI 53703, 608-256-4357
Offers a free traditional Christmas meal.  Doors open at 10:30 and the meal served 12:00pm-2:00pm on Christmas Day 2011. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. No advance reservations are requires to attend the meal. Homebound people may request home-  delivered holiday dinners. Call (608)256-4357 Wednesday, November 23, 3:00pm-5:00pm, to request home delivery.

We are still working on gathering the Christmas Meal sites.

Holidays are Here Again

Drew Simonsen

Drew Simonsen

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter.  Football season is off and running, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting colder.  Hope you all are staying warm and getting ready for the holiday season.

First, we would like to thank everyone who was involved with our fall fundraiser, AppleFest.  Despite the challenging road construction on Northport Drive, AppleFest was well attended this year and over $13,800 in revenues was raised.  With great prizes, baked goods, books, entertainment, and Bucky Badger, the event was great fun.  So thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, donators, and attendees for a great event.  We hope to see you all next year on September 29, 2012 for the next AppleFest.

 

Next on our list of things to say is, Halloween has come and gone.  We hope you had big fun at a party or trick-or-treating this year.  But the holidays are just starting.  In three weeks, Thanksgiving will be taking place.  So break out the turkey and gravy and have some fun with the family.  Then, get ready for the Christmas season.  Remember, Santa’s watching you.

NESCO will also like to spend some time with our seniors these holiday seasons.  On Tuesday, November 15th and Tuesday, December 20th, our senior dining site at Warner Park will be holding special holiday meals in celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Friends and family of our NESCO seniors are welcome to join us.  Please call (608) 243-5252 by noon the day before to make a reservation.  We hope to see you there.  In the mean time, stay warm.