Horace Mann Charter School students decorate delivery bags for Barnstable Senior Center Turkey Trot

8th annual Turkey Trot provides holiday dinners to 150 home bound Barnstable seniors
Marie McGaugh, art teacher at Horace Mann Charter School and Graciella Arrascue, 4th grade student at Horace Mann Charter School with some of the decorative bags. Photo courtesy of the Barnstable Senior Center.

The Barnstable Senior Center is excited to host their 8th annual Turkey Trot, preparing and delivering 150 delicious holiday dinners to home-bound Barnstable seniors.

To make this event even more special, fourth and fifth grade students from the Horace Mann Charter School, under the direction of art teacher Marie McGaugh, decorated the brown bags the meals will be delivered in, adding that extra special and very personal touch.  Marie McGaugh stated “the kids enjoyed decorating the bags knowing it would make someone happy and it was a wonderful community service project to be involved in”.

Turkey Trot will take place on Wednesday, November 24th.  This is part of an ongoing initiative to help comfort home-bound seniors. A Thanksgiving feast will be delivered to 150 seniors that will be alone during the holidays. Claudia Borden, director of the Turkey Trot program, “We are so thankful that we can offer this wonderful program to home-bound residents. We hope they enjoy the art work of the students along with their delicious meals.”

If you know a senior that might like a meal please contact Claudia at 508-862-4754.

We offer our heartfelt gratitude to the many volunteers, students and the local area businesses who generously provided perishable food and monetary donations. Thank you for working with the Barnstable Senior Center to bring holiday spirit and healthy food to home bound seniors.

Courtesy of the Barnstable Senior Center. 

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