Lyn Smith, owner of the Cardington Market, was the guest speaker when the Cardington Seniors met September 25 at the Senior Center, Mount Gilead. Smith, who opened the store last March, presented an informative talk on the progress of the newest business in Cardington which is serving an area extending well beyond the village limits. She said she has always enjoyed cookbooks so cooking daily specials from scratch has become one of the store’s specialties.
Smith said she is anticipating a breakfast menu and welcomes ideas from customers as to what they would like to have her prepare, emphasis on simple and fresh They offer Amish products and are able to cut steaks according to the customer’s order. She has had requests for frozen dinners and is further exploring this idea. She has access to some of the original pictures of the Stone’s Drug Store, which is the site of the Cardington Market. She is framing them for display as well as some other memorabilia from that era. She began with food concession stands at festivals and fairs, but found that was not her choice. Still wishing to work with food, the Market (which she calls a “labor of love”) came into existence. She said “Marketing is not a sprint but a marathon” and this has been and is an exhilarating experience.
Giving devotions was Pastor Paul Turner from the First United Methodist Church, Cardington. He focused his message on Ephesians 4:29-32 and spoke negativity in the political campaigns. He challenged everyone to be kind hearted to one another during their involvement this season He also announced the Candidates’ Night to be held at the FUMC at 7pm on October 20.
A card was signed by those present for Marlene Renz and a welcome was given to Pauline Foster who is new to the Cardington area.
Comments on coming events at the Senior Center were given by Linda Ruehrmund. Carolyn Poorman read a selection on growing old gracefully.
Cookies were furnished by Pam Keckler and Clara McClenathan. The next senior meeting will be held October 23 when cookies will be furnished by Virginia Thompson and Phyllis Jiles.
There were 18 present at this meeting which was conducted by Shirley Robinson, president. A beef and noodle lunch prepared by the Morrow County Hospital was served by the Seniors on Center staff.
Reservations for the next meeting should be made by October 22 by calling the Center at 419-946-4191.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.