Most towns do something special for their town staff members during the holidays, and at least for the past decade the Middleburg Town Council has shown its appreciation by providing lunch for its employees.
Last Friday, council members decorated tables in the council chamber and provided their own specialty dish for the employee appreciation lunch.
“It’s really nice. We appreciate it hugely,” Town Administrator Martha Mason Semmes said last week.
Economic Development Coordinator Cindy Pearson reacted with relish, and gratitude, with each dish brought by the council members.
New Councilman Bridge Littleton brought chili with all the fixings, as well as chicken tenders—in honor of his father, former Town Councilman Trowbridge Littleton, who always brought chicken to the annual lunch.
Peter Leonard-Morgan, also new to council, came with shepherd’s pie; Kevin Daley brought “an adult version of green bean casserole” and mac and cheese; and a third new council member, Phillip Miller, supplied some substantial and tasty hors d’oeuvres.
Mayor Betsy David brought ham and rolls; Mark Snyder provided coffee and cold drinks; and Kevin Hazard provided a great salad with dates and pine nuts, while his wife contributed her famous lemon cake.
Vice Mayor Darleen Kirk finished off the council contributions with “the best potato salad you ever put in your mouth,” and chocolate cake, Pearson said.