EATON — Last week, the Preble County Council on Aging offered a Taste of the World, which included dishes like egg drop soup and pretzels as big as one’s face. The unique meal was held on Wednesday, July 25.
According to Senior Center Services Manager Stacey Fullmer, this is the first year Taste of the World was held, stemming from a desire to explore different interests of those Council on Aging services.
“We know everyone loves food and we all talk about visiting other countries, so why not incorporate the two together and share it with new friends?” Fullmer said.
“We prepared the menu by first figuring out which countries we wanted to include this time, then picking a dish from there. We had to decide where it would fall in a five course meal. I worked a lot with my staff in order to figure this out. Beverly Fields made all the food for the event and she did an excellent job. It really shows that she loves what she does and she loves cooking.”
Fullmer added, this event brought new people together to enjoy different food and cultures.
“We know that all our seniors are different interest and we try to hit them all. Because this event did cost money, it helps to off set costs of other activities that we have that do not cost anything. It also helps that this event was partially sponsored by Reid Health Alliance.”
“[The money raised from this event] goes back into our seniors and programs for them,” Fullmer said. “Everyone really enjoyed Tastes of the World. They loved the food, hearing the history of each food item, loved the music which was done by Tom and George Kakias, and their niece who performed belly dancing.”
Fullmer does intend to plan another one of these events for later in the year, encouraged by the positive feedback the first event received.
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