Pocahontas County Senior Citizens continues to raise funds during its March for Meals fundraiser to benefit the Meals on Wheels program.
The fun heats up at the Food and Fun Day Saturday, March 22, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Hillsboro Elementary School cafeteria and gym.
The event includes entertainment, games and good food. Activities include a carnival for youngsters featuring ring toss, fish pond, bean bag toss, toilet paper dodge ball and more; a Meal-a-mile run/walk; rock-a-meal; Bingo 50/50 and music by The Hefner Family.
Posters by students at HES will be on display with the Best of Show winning the grand prize.
A dinner of ham, brown beans, cornbread, macaroni salad, applesauce, cake and drink is $7 with an advanced ticket and $8 at the door. Local delivery available if needed.
Tokens for all activities are 50 cents each and package deals are available. Admission to the event is free.
Winners will be announced for the Crochet Spring Drawing during the event.
For advanced tickets, call the Marlinton Senior Center at 304-799-6337 or the Hillsboro Senior Center at 304-653-4516.
Several other fundraisers are taking place through the month of March, as well.
Dunmore Bakery will donate $1 to the Meals on Wheels program for every Hunt’s Pizza sold for the remainder of the month of March. The bakery will also match every dollar from the special.
Meals on Wheels Shamrocks are available for $1 at the county senior centers as well as the Dunmore Bakery.
The Meals on Wheels program serves approximately 110 individuals in the county.
During a recent visit to the Green Bank Senior Center, silver haired legislator Curtis Curry explained the importance of the Meals on Wheels program.
“Hunger is more likely to cause illness in seniors because fifty percent of seniors are more likely to be diabetic; three times more likely to have some other disease and sixty percent more likely to have high blood pressure,” Curry said. “A nutritious meal, if it fights hunger, secondarily, it will fight illness.”
The Meals on Wheels program delivers five meals a week to seniors in the county, with three day a week delivery.
Suzanne Stewart may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org