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Senior Center opens in Clio

Founder and local pastor Melvin White says boxes of groceries and other needed items will be...
Founder and local pastor Melvin White says boxes of groceries and other needed items will be given to the elderly each month.(WTVY)
Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 3:53 PM CDT
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CLIO, Ala. (WTVY) - A ribbon-cutting was held Saturday morning for a new senior citizen center in downtown Clio.

“Mary’s Helping Hands” Senior Citizen Center is located downtown across from the city hall. The idea for came from a vision to do more for the town’s elderly.

Founder and local pastor Melvin White says boxes of groceries and other needed items will be given to the elderly each month.

“We’ll be feeding senior citizens twice a month, the first of the month and the last of the month out of this window," White said. "We’ll be helping them with their light bills, Christmas, Thanksgiving...”

The center is named after White’s mother, who passed away earlier this year. The grand opening featured giveaways, free food, and a balloon release.

“(The elderly) don’t have a way of going, a lot of them don’t, unless they have to pay someone to carry them to get groceries and stuff,” outgoing mayor Michell Knight said. "So to benefit the senior citizens of this town, and surrounding areas, I think it’s a blessing to the town and well needed.”

Senior citizens will be served twice a month at a window on the side of the building.

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