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By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon—
LOCKNEY – Bambi Session was named manager of the Lockney Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, July 28 by the board of directors.
Session was raised in Floydada and she and her husband, Chris have three boys, Shi who will be sophomore at Lockney High School and twin boys, Payton and Parker, who will going into the seventh grade. Her husband Chris is employed by Producers CO-OP in Floydada.
Session has been working for the center for almost a year as the assistant.
Liz McCready Widner has taken over the assistant position.
“We work so well together,” Widner said. “Only good things are to come. New changes, new ideas, just lots of new things.”
Widner grew up in Lockney and had moved away for a few years. She returned to the community in 2017. She has a daughter, Hailee, who graduated LHS this past year.
Lockney Senior Citizens is still only open for pickup and
deliveries but that will soon change. Starting Aug. 17, the center will be open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will still offer a daily lunch plate that fits with all the food plate serving qualifications. They also offer daily specials.
“Our meals are catered to our senior community, but anyone is welcome. We serve well balanced, wholesome meals. Everything is fresh and nothing is preformed or pre-battered,” Session said. “We still offer free delivery in Lockney. We’ve also delivered to the schools, businesses, the hospital and we are excited that will not change,” said Session.
Lockney Senior Center continues to offer yearly membership for $30, and that fee is currently being prorated. With the membership, seniors receive $1 off every meal purchased. The center relies on these memberships and donations to be able to keep the doors open so home-bound seniors can received those well-balanced hot meals daily. For some of those people, this is the only hot meal they eat each day.
“A household can purchase a membership for any school age kid so that kid can come in everyday and get a hot home cooked meal for just $6. If you do not have a membership the fee is $7,” said Session. Everyone is encouraged to become a member. To place an order, call the Lockney Senior Citizens center at 806-652-2745.
With new management, comes new ideas. Friday night fish fries will now be Saturday night fish fries and will be held once a month. “We’re excited to announce that we will be serving hot, freshly battered catfish and all the trimming on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5 p.m. till we sell out,” said Session.
Bingo night will be starting back Monday, Aug. 24, and everyone is invited to join in the fun and laughs.
Come out and win some prizes and have fun. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and concessions will be available to purchase, including burgers, hot dogs, chili, cheese, chips and lots more.
Bingo cards will be for sale three cards for $3, players are welcome to buy all they play. Marker dobbers also will be for sale for $2 each.
The last Sunday of every month Loteria Bingo afternoon will be held. The fun starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. Concessions also will be available for purchase. The cards will be for sale for $1 per card with markers provided.
“I just want the people in our community to know that I love this community, and I love each person here.
We are here to help our community, and we’re here to serve the needs of everyone here. I have a dream for this place,” Session said. “I want everyone in our community to come together and fellowship, have fun, talk, share a meal to just rejoice that we have each other. And the center is where it starts. Our doors are open for everyone of all ages, we welcome you and we do not discriminate against any age, sex, color or religion.”
Starting Monday Aug. 19, the Senior Citizens Center will open its doors for Lockney ISD students’ grades seventh through 12th grades. Free Wi-Fi is offered so students have a safe, controlled and supervised environment for them to get homework completed. Concession food items are available for purchase. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
“We ask that you give us a try. You will be glad you did. Each meal is served with lots of pride and love. If we would not serve it to our family, we are not serving it to the community or to you,” Session said.