By Michele Dotson dotson.michele@minthilltimescom
At 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7, about 50 volunteers converged on Independence High School to prepare for the annual senior citizen Christmas lunch.
In just under two hours, 600 gift bags were prepared, 600 places were set for lunch, tables were decorated, food brought in, drinks prepared and prizes displayed.
Just before the opening remarks by emcee meteorologist Larry Sprinkle, organizer Mike Cochrane pulled some young volunteers aside for a little pep talk.
“Thank you all for coming out today,” says Cochrane. “There’s nothing better than giving of yourselves, your time and effort.” […]