Lunches being served at area community centers for the week beginning Sept. 16:

Palmer Center, 218 N. Pleasant St., Independence. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. suggested donation $3, guests $6. You may reserve a meal up to three days in advance. To make or cancel your reservation, call 325-6200. Inclement weather line: 325-7999 ext. 4. All meals are served with milk.

Monday: Seasoned chicken breast, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, pineapple/mandarin mix, white whole grain bread, graham crackers.

Tuesday: Beef stew with vegetables, salad/tomato/carrot, banana, corn muffin.

Wednesday: Barbecued chicken, Prince Edward mix, potato salad, tropical fruit mix, hamburger whole grain bun.

Thursday: Chicken strips, sweet potato wedges, salad/tomatoes/carrots, orange, graham crackers, multigrain bread.

Friday: Beef-macaroni casserole, Scandanavian vegetables, pears, wheat bread, vanilla wafer/banana pudding.


Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar St., Independence. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Cost of lunch: $3.50 for everyone. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance: call 254-8334. Each meal is served with bread or roll and milk.

Monday: Sliced ham, macaroni and cheese, cauliflower, dessert.

Tuesday: Try It Tuesday, French chicken, crunch, green rice, dessert.

Wednesday: Open-faced roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert.

Thursday: Barbecued pulled pork, barbecued beans, carrots, dessert.

Friday: Salisbury steak, ranch potatoes, corn, dessert.


Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations: Call 816 228-0181 or stop by Vesper Hall front counter. Meals must be reserved by 2 p.m. one working day prior to that meal. Cost: $3.50 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 fee for ages 59 and younger.

Monday: Beef soft tacos, Southwestern corn, Spanish rice, diced pineapple.

Tuesday: Baked chicken and avocado sandwich, sweet potato wedges, pasta salad, orange.

Wednesday: Chicken pot pie with country vegetables, butter beans, Waldorf salad with greens.

Thursday: Ham and Swiss sandwich, smoky black bean and corn salad, coleslaw, bananas in Jell-O.

Friday: Lemon pepper chicken, Riviera blend vegetables, rice pilaf, fruit delight.