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Ham breakfast helps senior center

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Circuit Court Clerk Thomas Smith was cooking up the grub Saturday for the Bedford County Senior Citizens' annual ham breakfast. About 700 to 800 hungry mouths turned out to sample their wares.
(T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)
Saturday morning was chilly, but it was warmed with good food and fellowship with the community getting together for the Bedford County Senior Citizens annual ham breakfast.

Around 700 to 800 people showed up with their appetites to get a sampling of the biscuits, ham, gravy and eggs being cranked out by community volunteers, as well as help from the Bedford County Workhouse.

Helpful leaders

There was a good turnout Saturday morning for the Bedford County Senior Citizens Center's annual ham breakfast, with some of Shelbyville and Bedford County's elected leaders making sure that everyone had enough to eat.
(T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)
Several prominent members of the community, such as Shelbyville mayor Wallace Cartrwright and council member Jean Pruitt, waited tables and made sure that everyone got enough to eat.

Those who didn't eat in likely enjoyed the meal at home, since quite a few sets of food went out the door as carry out or delivery.

Important funds

Sonya Miller, director of the center, said that the event has been held for all the 18 years she's worked with the center, and estimated it has gone on for at least four decades.

Proceeds help provide services for the center, including meals that they provide. Some of the center funds for meals have been cut -- about four per month -- and Miller said that outside entities have stepped up to help, but some of the money raised Saturday will go to offset the shortage.