Is it the death of a dream? How much longer will it live? A dream that was started by Alton Steen, Ruth Reche and Clarence McDorman. These three did the legwork, getting grants to start the Melba Senior Center. They were later joined by Roy Hoagland, Charlotte Nelson, Keith Hoagland and many other volunteers, who are now deceased.
Like so many other things, the books that contain the history are put away out of sight. So new generations have no idea what the center is all about or how it was started.
Each of us should stay alert, so when the plaques are being taken down we should be there to collect ours.
The death of our dreams are the death of our generation.
One who is very concerned.
–Ada Whitney, Nampa
p.s. I was the first cook in the Melba Valley Senior Center and enjoy going to the center for meals and the friends I have made in melba for the last 25 years.
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