Council on Aging seeks support
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to encourage the citizens of Van Wert County to come out and support the Council on Aging’s designer purse bingo. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards our fuel fund.
The cost of gas has really hit us hard because our vans only get about 8 or 9 miles a gallon. We are hoping to raise $5,000 and if everyone would support us, I am sure that we could reach our goal.
Our vans transport senior citizens, Monday through Friday, to medical appointments, grocery stores, banks, etc. We also transport senior citizens within a 50-mile radius of Van Wert for medical appointments. Many people are unaware that we are not a county agency and we receive no funding from the county. The only funding that we receive is from a county-wide tax levy. This levy allows our agency to operate despite the 100 percent cut from the state and federal government.
The businesses have been very generous in sponsoring a purse or donating a door prize and we are very thankful for their support. We have already sold many tickets but we still have some left.
Our designer purse bingo will be held on Friday evening, June 17. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the early bird game will begin at 6 p.m. at a cost of $5. Tickets for the other 20 games are on sale now at a cost of $15. After June 10, the cost will be $20 if there are any tickets left. The prize for each regular bingo game will be an authentic designer handbag and will include Coach, Michael Kors, Kathy Van Zeeland, Dooney & Burke, and B. Makowsky. We will also have several raffles, including one for a Coach purse and one for a set of KAM Manufacturing bags. Concessions will be available and door prizes will be awarded.
Please consider helping the senior citizens of Van Wert County by supporting this very worthwhile fundraiser.
Council on Aging staff member