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Community lunches to be offered in Lake Placid

A Christian group will begin offering free meals this summer at the Baptist Community Church in Lake Placid.

The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees gave organizers of the Lake Placid Community Lunch permission last week to use the village seal on their marketing materials.

Mayor Craig Randall called their gesture a "token contribution to an admirable undertaking for the community."

Pat Jorgensen is a board member of the not-for-profit organization. She said the group needs donations of time and money to provide the free lunches every Wednesday, pointing out that it's a good opportunity for students who need community service credit for schools.

Jorgensen said the lunches would be open to everyone, not just senior citizens. She said children and families could also belly up to a sumptuous offering of homemade meals.

She and other volunteers plan to cook all the food in the church kitchen, including dishes such as Sloppy Joes, goulash, Shepard's pie and lasagna.

The same group has been providing a popular community lunch in Saranac Lake for more than 6 years.

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