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Sherman Thompson residents get special visitors

For 9-year-old Hannah Hurley, going to work with dad is a pretty special experience and on Monday, she even got to dress up — as an elf, that is.

Wearing a green Santa hat and curly red elf shoes, Hannah helped her father, James Hurley, pass out chips and yogurt at Sherman Thompson Towers.

Hannah said it made her feel good to know that she was helping feed others.

“I love helping,” she said.

Hurley owns a meals on wheels business based in Wheelersburg and has more than 30 clients in Ironton, but Monday’s visit was intended for any and all of the buildings residents.

Hurley said the food service is provided to the elderly and disabled people through a referral from a caseworker, but many people do not know to ask for the program. Monday’s delivery was a way to get the word out, he said.

“Some of these people don’t even know about the program and all they have to do is call their caseworker,” Hurley said.

Started by Hurley’s mother, Brenda, about eight years ago in the back of her home, the meals on wheels program serves residents in Lawrence County, as well as Pike, Scioto and Jackson counties.

Once the business took off, the family opened a restaurant called B&B Catering and Party House on State Route 140 in Wheelersburg. There, 12 employees prep and prepare meals for clients to be delivered Monday through Friday.

For more information on the meals on wheels program, contact the Hurleys at 740-776-0200.