SERVING DINNER … Getting the opportunity to serve Williams County residents at a meal, always puts a smile on Commissioner Lew Hilkert’s face. After putting meals in front of these two ladies and greeting them, he wished them a Happy Thanksgiving and told them to be sure to enjoy their meal at the Department of Aging Thanksgiving Dinner held on November 17, 2022. (PHOTO BY REBECCCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
Thursday, November 17, 2022 began for the Williams County Commissioners with an 8:30 a.m. Hillside Monthly meeting with Executive Director Darrel Moore.
A short general session was held at 9:30, with Assistant Clerk Robin Kemp, Commissioners Lew Hilkert and Brian Davis and newly elected Commissioner Bart Westfall, where the following items were approved:
- Resolution 288 Supplemental appropriations
- Resolutions 289 – 293 Entering into IV-E Contracts
- Resolution 294 Entering into a Memorandum of Understanding
- Resolution 295 Entering into a Contractual Agreement
- Resolution 296 Entering into a Software Support Agreement
- Also signed – dog warden report for week of November 7-13, 2022; credit card appropriation for engineer’s office for November 2022; travel request for Fred Lord to attend PCSAO Execs Membership quarterly meeting in Columbus; permits to work within County/Township Road Right of Way Limit for Frontier Communications for fiber cable in Bryan on OH 15, CR 15D, CR 13 and CR F
- Minutes for November 14, 2022 and payment of bills
With no further business, they adjourned at 10:17 with the understanding that Hilkert and Kemp were planning to serve dinner at the Veterans Building in Montpelier at 11:30.
The gathering for the Department of Aging Thanksgiving dinner was already in full swing with entertainment provided by professional musician Gene Zenz.
Many of the county’s senior citizens had been there since 9:15 when they were welcomed for coffee and donut holes.
Department of Aging Director Donna Sprow said that by the time dinner was ready to be served at 11:30, there were close to 300 seniors present.
The meal was a delicious thanksgiving dinner prepared by the senior center cooks and served by local officials and members of their departments.
There were also some delightful door prizes which everyone present hoped to win.
Service with a smile and kind greetings began soon after the entire room full of seniors and servers alike joined in saying the Lord’s prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance together.
Lining up to take two plates a time to where ever they were directed, Commissioner Hilkert and Assistant Clerk Robin Kemp enjoyed serving with other Williams County and village public servants.
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