“The coronavirus will not shut down the celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas at Perry Wellness Center,” proclaims the center founder and CEO Stuart Perry. While COVID health precautions will remain in place, peers and staff will have the opportunity to participate in moments of fellowship throughout the holiday season.
An important part of seasonal celebration is food, and Kelly Jansen and Arthur Pillow have the situation under control. Kelly is a certified peer specialist and leader in the meal planning service at PWC, while Arthur serves as the kitchen manager. This week the two sat down to plan the menu for a big Thanksgiving meal, prepared on-site and served in the cafeteria on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at noon.
The planned menu includes: ham, macaroni and cheese, collards, peas, dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, and water or sweet tea.
Kelly notes, “We have not prepared a meal of this size since Thanksgiving of 2019. We are planning for 75 plates! It will be fun to prepare for and serve our peers, staff, and invited guests.”
In the photo above, Kelly Jansen, standing, and Arthur Pillow make preparations for the annual Thanksgiving luncheon at Perry Wellness Center.