For 38 years, as of this writing, Scout Troop 67 of Jeffersonville has been offering a holiday lunch to all seniors in the Jeffersonville area.
The luncheon has been held in other locations in Jeffersonville through the years, however, with the expansion of the Jeffersonville Lions Club building, it is now the permanent home for this event, especially since the Jeffersonville Lions Club has sponsored the Troop since 1965.
This event started as an Eagle Scout project for Eric Ward in 1978 and is still successful today as the Troop boasts 75 reservations for the 2016 luncheon. After the invocation by Rev. Tom Knauff of the United Methodist Church, the Scouts started delivering steaming hot plates of turkey and dressing, along with all the favorite side dishes including dessert, which was donated by Rachel’s House of Catering. The entertainment for the afternoon was the Miami Trace Soundsations with vocal sounds of the holidays.
The chef for the event was Heather Donahue and friends. Also donating to this yearly event were Detty’s Market, Jeffersonville Alumni Association, Jeffersonville Veterans Memorial, Jeffersonville Lion’s Club, Jeffersonville Masonic Lodge #468, Jeffersonville Township Fire Department, Mayer Farm Equipment, Mrs. Santa Claus, Order of the Eastern Star CH#300, Ralph the Tire Man, Robin’s Nest Flowers and Gifts, Starbucks and the Village Marathon.
The final visitor for the afternoon of food and fellowship was Santa Claus, who thanked everyone for their help in making this yearly event possible.