The Jackson County Board on Aging Levy Committee members were busy on Friday, Feb. 19 cooking and selling chicken and noodle dinners to the public.

The meals consisted of chicken and noodles, green beans, cole slaw and a roll. Customers could pick up the meals at the Jackson Senior Citizens Center on Mound Street, but delivery service was also offered. Sales appeared to be brisk and proceeds will be used to support the proposed project to support the building and improvements levy, which is expected to be on the May 4 special election ballot.

If approved by the countywide voters, the new tax money would provide a portion of the funding necessary to build a new Senior Citizens Center in Jackson to replace the current building on Mound Street. The new center would be located on Acy Avenue across from the Red Roof Inn. The levy would also provide funding for building improvements at the existing Senior Citizens Centers in Wellston and Oak Hill.

JCBOA provides many activities for seniors in the county including home-delivered meals and transportation services. The Board also sponsors a Senior Citizens Day each year and conducts many events for senior citizens to participate in throughout the year at the three centers.