AUBURN, Mass. – State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) became a waiter Monday as he dished out delectable ice cream sundaes at the Auburn Senior Center.
Moore’s free ice cream social at the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center is his annual event to “stay in contact with the seniors.”
“It’s a nice way to provide some relief from the summer heat, and it gives everyone a chance to get together with their friends and have a good time,” Moore said. “You get to hear directly from the seniors and find out what their concerns are. It gives you direct access to them, and you can then address their problems.”
Moore served ice cream with cherries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and sprinkles.
More than 100 seniors attended, including Ann Brooks, who said Moore is a “great guy that does a lot for the town of Auburn.”
“Coming out shows that he really likes the people, and not only for their donations,” Brooks said. “He’s a great guy because he does every kind of function for us. All the seniors love him, and we all had a great time.”
Since taking office in 2008, Moore said he has held ice cream socials and/or cookouts each summer in all the senior centers in his district. These municipalities include Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge (Wards 2 & 4), Shrewsbury, Upton and Worcester (Wards 5-7 and Ward 8 - Precincts 1 & 5).
During the winter holiday season, Moore said he holds full turkey dinners at all the senior centers.
In addition, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and Town Manager Julie Jacobson stopped by to talk with seniors. George Lear played the piano for entertainment.