SHELTON — The city’s senior center teamed with BIC Corp. Monday to hold a Veterans Day celebration, with brunch provided to a group of local vets.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, BIC was unable to host local veterans at its Shelton-based North America headquarters as it has done in previous years. BIC provided the meals for the 30 veterans in attendance.

“I was just in awe,” senior center Director Doreen Laucella said about the first major event at the facility since its reopening last month.

Laucella said he could see from the smiles on the veterans’ faces that this gathering “made their day.”

“We are thrilled to have still been able to provide food for a brunch celebration at the center as a token of our appreciation for their service, patriotism and dedication to our country,” said Mary Fox, general manager of BIC North America.

“BIC feels passionately about honoring and supporting our veterans and looks forward to continuing to honor our local heroes at the organization’s annual event,” Fox added.

Wesley Village provided desserts, and Laura Schultze, in honor of John Torok, donated Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to all the veterans in attendance.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com