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January 24, 2014

Senior Center benefit set for Saturday


Two crosstown organizations are joining forces this weekend to benefit the senior citizens of Mineral Wells.

Lakewell House, led by Resident Sales Manager Denise Castillo, plans to host a fundraising dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, to benefit the Mineral Wells Senior Center. The dinner at the assisted living home on NE 2nd Street will cost only $10 per plate and include a silent auction, all to raise money exclusively for the non-profit senior center.

“It’s a good cause,” Castillo said. “(The Mineral Wells Senior Center) is an organization that provides approximately, on average, about 900 meals per month. There’s a suggested donation price of $3.50... but seniors don’t have to pay.

“(The center also offers) free membership and activities. (But) even if people still pay the $3.50 for the meals, (the center) still loses $1 in change on every meal. My deal is just trying to help them to continue what they’re doing.”

Castillo said her goal is to raise at least $500 to give the senior center to help them continue their operation. She is hoping for a huge turnout to enjoy a meal of brisket cooked by Mesquite Pit. The meat was donated in part by the restaurant as well as by a personal friend of Castillo’s.

Castillo said the meal will also feature potato salad, donated by Old School Pizza, and baked beans, donated by Hashknife On the Chisolm.

“We’ve got great food from great local places we all love to eat at,” Castillo said. “The silent auction is awesome. I, personally, have donated a lot of things.”

In addition to items Castillo has donated – such a refurbished chairs – she said the silent auction will also feature items donated by The Weekend Store, Ace Hardware, Emerald Lane Boutique, Furr Building Materials, Inc. and Bargains for Better Homes.

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