A delay in resuming the MCB Wednesday Fellowship meals has been caused by a state licensing body, the Perry Lutheran Homes announced in a statement issued Wednesday. The weekly senior fellowship meals are now anticipated to start again in October.
The exact date for the first fellowship meal depends on approval of an additional license required by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA), the statement said.
When the city of Perry first asked the Perry Lutheran Homes to coordinate the meal portion of the Wednesday Fellowship event, it was believed the food establishment license already held for the Perry Lutheran Homes’ Spring Valley Campus would cover the MCB meals as well, and a Sept. 4 start date was anticipated.
As discussions progressed and further details emerged, however, it became apparent that a separate license was needed, the Perry Lutheran Homes said. The additional license application is currently awaiting DIA approval.
Once the application is approved and a start date is set, the Perry Lutheran Homes will inform the community via ThePerryNews.com and other local news media. For updates on the progress, call the McCreary Community Building at 515-465-5621.
The MCB Wednesday Fellowship meal is open to community members age 50 and above and takes place every Wednesday at noon fall through spring. For just $5, attendees enjoy a full meal, including drink and dessert, as well as fellowship with friends and neighbors. Once the weekly fellowship meals resume, call the MCB to make your reservation at 515-465-5621.