By Carolyn Myers
Ashdown’s Senior Citizens Center, located off Hwy. 32 behind City Park, recently earned a very good score on an important inspection. The Center received a 100 percent score on an inspection done by Harvest Foods, the supplier of foods prepared daily at the Center and of the commodities that are passed out to the community.
To pass the inspection, the Center must be kept clean; the food supplies stored in cabinets or refrigerators or freezers and organized properly; the machines maintained in good working order and kept at the correct temperature; and paperwork done correctly and kept up to date.
Senior Center Supervisor Paula Jewell credits the two women who are the cooks for getting the good inspection results.
“I thank the ladies, the cooks who work here, Virginia McElroy and Paula Kay Riley, from the bottom of my heart,” she said. “As the inspector from Harvest Foods was going around doing the inspection, he was passing compliments to us on the cleanliness of the building, the organization of the kitchen, the supply room, everything. Then when he finished writing up the report and said we had 100 percent, we were so happy. I shared the news with Sheila Nash, who is our supervisor in Magnolia and she was delighted, too!”
Ashdown Senior Citizens Center invites all those eligible to come out, share a meal and participate in the activities that go on each day.
The Ashdown Center is under the umbrella of Columbia County Senior Service in Magnolia.