Life On Lookout

Persinger Shares Holiday Cheer with Town Public Works

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For the past 25 years, Pat Persinger has been cooking the town maintenance department a Christmas dinner, because, as she says, “they are the nicest people.” Each year she varies the menu, serving ham, barbecue, chicken Cordon Bleu, and even veal scaloppini. This year she served country style barbecue ribs, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, lots of hot French bread, and a yummy dessert made with Butterfingers and caramels. But she doesn’t just cook this delicious meal, she also sets a delightful table for them, complete with Christmas placemats, plates and napkins. Pat even included green and red lidded-tumblers with Christmas straws. She always places a little present or candy cane by each plate, and then serves them all a seated dinner. Last year, after surviving a car wreck, she just wasn’t able to cook, but that didn’t mean she forgot about them. She sent her son to pick up a heavenly ham and side dishes to show them that she cares about them very much.
I watched this dynamo bustling around the maintenance kitchen as she prepared the luncheon, and asked her if she ever slowed down. “Lordy, I hope not!” she replied. What a sweet amazing lady she is. Pat Persinger is much appreciated by our town and is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet!

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