About 50 Park Stockdale seniors were treated to breakfast this morning at the hall.
As part of their community outreach, Girl Scouts Troop 8121 prepared a feast including: bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, eggs with cheese, biscuits and gravy, fruit cups, French toast sticks and waffles with toppings including syrup, strawberries, peaches, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. Beverages included: milk, lemonade and orange juice.
The oldest Park Stockdale residents were acknowledged with smiles, prizes and applause. About a half dozen are original home owners. The following won Hobby Lobby gift cards: Woody won for having driven the longest without a ticket. The oldest resident, Louise, 90, has been living here 57 years. Ardyce was the oldest person to walk regularly. She uses a walker and turns 82 next week.
Many people said they had a great time and their facial expressions confirmed it.
This was the second Senior Breakfast Action Project sponsored by Thrivent Action Project. Park Stockdale resident Becky Powers led the activity.
Bakersfield Police Department Community Relations Officer Rachel Rivera talked about safety issues. She encouraged people to get out and walk or bicycle in the neighborhood. From a safety point of view, the more people moving in the neighborhood, the less crime.
In addition to calling BPD when observing suspicious activity, Rivera suggested people take note of the offenders’ shoes. When describing a suspect, their clothing is important but suspects often pull off layers of clothing. They don’t generally change their shoes.
Girl Scouts Evelyn and Lunes described their Girl Scouts’ Silver Project refurbishing the game room and led a tour of the game room after breakfast.