The benefits to be derived from Surface Creek Valley's abundance of clean air, clean water, good food, and good friends contribute to long and happy lives for many.
A few of those happy lives were honored on April 26 when the Surface Creek Senior Citizens, Inc., joined with other senior organizations in the county and celebrated 12 of the community's young at heart members who have attained the age of 90 years or more. The other senior centers in the county also honored their members who were 90 or older.
The most chronologically advanced member of this year's group at Surface Creek will be 100 years old in July.
Surface Creek Senior Citizens is one of the many volunteer service organizations that enriches community and family life in the valley. Surface Creek Senior Citizens works in conjunction with Volunteers of America and All Points Transit, and others to provide a hot lunch for seniors at the Cedaredge Community (Civic) Center three days each week.
The seniors organizations hosted 12 people ranging in age from 90 to almost 100, and their family members, for a complimentary lunch and provided 68 lunches total that day. In addition, the Surface Creek Senior Citizens delivers around 30 Meals on Wheels lunches.
The noon meal site provides nutrition and social engagement for local seniors. Other activities and services for seniors take place there also.
• Also, the Cedaredge Town Board received the following report on assisted tax return filing this year: There were 105 federal and 101 state returns filled out. A net $87,931 in refunds were claimed.