Gray Gourmet, Mesa County’s senior nutrition program, will present three special lunches with guest speakers for Palisade area seniors.

The first in the series will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Palisade Community Center (120 W. 8th Street). Doors open at 11:30 am, with lunch served at 12 noon. The suggested donation for the meal is $3.50 for seniors over age 60.

The March 3rd event will include a presentation by the Palisade Historical Society. The program will include information about the upcoming 100th birthday of the Grand Valley Diversion Dam located eight miles east of Palisade in De Beque Canyon, a “mobile museum” with photos and information about the iconic “Roller Dam,” and a music video about the importance of the dam to life in the Grand Valley. Attendees will also get to view a video of historical pictures entitled “Palisade in 1904” created by the Palisade Historical Society.

The lunch programs are presented in cooperation with the Palisade Recreation Department. Gray Gourmet will offer the programs the first Tuesday of the month in March (March 3), April (April 7), and May (May 5). The events are featured in the town’s Recreation Activity Guide.

“We are very excited to partner with the Town of Palisade and offer our nutritious and affordable lunch to Palisade seniors,” offered Meal Site Coordinator Sheli Apodaca. “Any senior over age 60 can come and contribute at the suggested donation or less. No senior age 60 and over will be turned away because of inability to pay,” she added.

Reservations required

Reservations to attend are required by calling the Gray Gourmet office at (970) 243-9844 x1. On the menu that day will be grilled chicken with lemon basil vinaigrette over fettuccine pasta, along with steamed asparagus, wheat bread, and a citrus dessert. Milk and coffee are included too. Under age 60 attendees are welcome and will be charged the full price of $7.75.

Gray Gourmet has been cooking and serving senior meals since 1974 and is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital. The program produces and serves hot, nutrient dense meals for seniors at area dining sites and with its meals on wheels service for homebound seniors.

Contact Gray Gourmet at (970) 243-9844 or For more on the senior lunches in Palisade visit: