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Seniors receive drive-by lunches


March 18, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Dianne Alexandroni, the kitchen manager for Hurley Senior Center, smiles at senior citizens arriving by car on Tuesday as she prepares to hand them congregate meals via a drive-up and takeout lane. The meals are not being served inside until further notice due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

HURLEY, Wis. - With the spirit of the drive-in restaurants the staff of the Hurley Senior Center are enjoying the switch to takeout lunches.

On Monday the Iron County congregate meal sites in Hurley, Saxon, Iron Belt, Mercer and Springstead were closed until further notice. The kitchen staff instead are brown-bagging the lunches and handing them off to seniors as they driving into the parking lots for the takeout orders from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"It's just our second day and our numbers are holding good," said Dianne Alexandroni, the kitchen manager of the Hurley site. "It hasn't reall...

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