The Patagonia Senior Center will be able to purchase an electric generator and ice maker thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Legacy Foundation of Sierra Vista. The generator will minimize food loss and provide heat for shelter during long power outages, said spokesman Charles Kelly. The center has purchased a three-door commercial refrigerator and freezer from other grants.

Kudos to chef Carlo Haro whose Mexico Independence Day luncheon raised $415. Haro will be moving in November and the senior center board will be seeking applications for her replacement.

The Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization, which helps fund the meal program, recently completed a financial audit of the meal program. The program served 683 meals in August.

Patagonian John Urias was elected to the center’s board of directors, replacing Ramon Quiroga, who resigned recently due to health reasons, said Kelly. Other board members are Irene Smith, president; Helen Chester, Vice President; Chuck Kelly, Secretary/treasurer; Philip Brister and Ray Klein.

The transportation program drove 2,556 miles with 126 volunteer driver hours. Both the Sonoita and Patagonia vans passed inspections by the Department of Transportation.