Students competing to design new logo

Students competing to design new logo Area high school art classes are competing to create a new design, slogan and name for the Rural Office of Community Services (ROCS) � Golden Age Meals program.

The art and computer classes at Avon, Bonesteel, Chamberlain, Colome, Lake Andes, Tyndall, Vermillion, Wagner and Winner have sent in over 30 slogan ideas, 10 program name ideas and more than 50 logo designs. The seniors that participate in the meals programs in the seven county areas administered by ROCS will now choose their favorite logo design, slogan and name. The winning entries will be announced around April 5 and each winning student shall receive a $50 Savings Bond for their effort.

Why the change? The ROCS meals program, originally called "The Elderly Nutrition Program" at its conception in 1972, changed its name in 1987 to "Golden Age Meals" to draw customers to the dining centers. The logo adopted at the time was a stew pot to give the customer the perception of a hot meal inviting them to enjoy a meal and fellowship at the nutrition centers.

What services do we offer to those attending the meal program? A well-balanced and affordable meal, socialization, a chance to meet new people, education and health information, volunteer opportunities and social activities.

Who may attend the meals at congregate dining centers? Anyone over the age of 60, and his/her spouse. Home delivered meals are available for those persons with health conditions that keep them homebound.

If you know someone interested in the meals program, contact the main office at 1-605-487-7634, or the local Senior Citizen Center. Nutrition centers are located at Armour, Avon, Bonesteel, Burke, Colome, Chamberlain, Corsica, Delmont, Fairfax, Geddes, Gregory, Kimball, Lake Andes, Plankinton, Platte, Pukwana, Scotland, Springfield, Stickney, Tyndall, Vermillion, Wagner, White Lake and Winner.

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