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

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 the Vesper Hall front counter. Meals must be reserved by 2 p.m. one working day prior to the meal. Cost: $3.50 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 fee for ages 59 and younger.

Monday: Hamburger pizza, Riviera blend salad, sliced peaches, graham crackers.

Tuesday: Buffalo chicken sandwich, beer-battered onion rings, lemon-peppered veggies, Mandarin oranges.

Wednesday: Smokey mesquite tilapia, rosemary red potatoes, Mexican corn, Mandarin oranges.

Thursday: Hawaiian chicken, glazed carrots, buttered peas, pineapple.

Friday: Sweet and sour chicken, lemon pepper squash, orange kissed beets, pineapple chunks.


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: Chicken alfredo, mixed vegetables, dessert.

Tuesday: Riblet, pork and beans, tater tots, dessert.

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

Thursday: Italian chicken, wild rice, California vegetables, dessert.

Friday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, dessert.


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: Chili with beans and cheese, wheat crackers, salad with tomato and carrot, peach cobbler.

Tuesday: Diced chicken, cheese, salad with tomato and carrot, chuck wagon corn, stewed apples, whole-wheat tortilla.

Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, cauliflower and red peppers, salad with tomatoes and carrots, orange, white whole grain bread.

Thursday: Battered tilapia, spinach, sweet potato, tropical fruit mix, white whole grain bread, oatmeal-and-raisin cookies.

Friday: Seasoned chicken breast, broccoli, potatoes O’Brien, pineapple and Mandarin mix, multigrain bread, shortbread cookie.