By MARK EVANS
Quintin Huck has been involved in the Ste. Genevieve Nutrition Center about 30 of its 48 years of existence.
“He’s like the Godfather of the Nutrition Center and the Golden Age Club,” said Tina Winch, administrator of the nutrition center. “Whenever I started as the administrator 10 years ago, it was him that helped me through it. He was a big support. He knows the bylaws inside and out. He’s a wonderful guy, to say the least.”
Opened in 1973, the center was originally in the old Genevieve Tavern. In 1982 the current building was constructed by the Golden Age Club.
The Golden Age Club built the building and is the sponsoring organization. Paid cooks and other workers are employees of the club.
“They supply the money and help raise some of the money it takes,” Huck said.
Hours for the center are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,Monday through Friday. Lunch is served 11:30-12:30 and carry-out is available at 11 a.m.
It offers a variety of activities like Bingo, pitch, quilting, occasional music playing.
Huck, himself, is among the musicians who entertain from time to time. He and some friends performed on July 7.
“Yesterday, just out of nowhere, they said, ‘Hey, let’s get together,’” Winch said.
“Right,” Huck said. “We had a jam session. Good ol’ country music.”
The center also delivers meals. An average of 150 meals a day are delivered to homes.
“That’s actually down a little bit because of the pandemic,” Huck noted.