One of the Senior Center’s great blessings is the support we receive from Mayor Mike Allen, City Manager Lance Howerton and the City of Mineral Wells. We are very grateful for the use of our building, for the city maintenance guys who so cheerfully manage our facility problems and for the monetary allocations that help keep us in business. This place probably wouldn’t exist if the city were not as involved as they are.
We are also grateful for other businesses and individuals in our community who support us. Mel Rhodes, publisher of the Mineral Wells Index, has for years given us space for this senior column and helped promote our events in his newspaper. We appreciate his patronage.
Several people have pledged their involvement in our upcoming Taste of Palo Pinto County, scheduled for Monday, July 15 from 6-10 p.m. April Martin State Farm, Brazos Animal Hospital, Powell Auto Group, Gene’s World KVCE 1160 AM Radio, Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home and First State Bank have been quick to step up as sponsors for this year’s event, and Holiday Hills Country Club is once more providing support as venue host and food vendor.
Other food vendors for this year’s Taste of Palo Pinto County include Natty Flat Smokehouse, Mesquite Pit, Palo Pinto Challenge, Taste and See Bakery Treats, Chili’s, Pastafina, Chubby’s, Shotgun’s, Tastefully Simple and Hayes Station Coffee. We appreciate their willingness to contribute food, time and resources to make this year’s fundraiser a success.
We are still enlisting sponsors and gathering auction items for the Taste of Palo Pinto. If you’d like more information about becoming a supporter for this event, call the Senior Center at (940) 325-6470 or stop by the center located at 102 NW 6th Ave., in Mineral Wells.
Don’t forget our free Movie Night on Monday, June 17. This month’s film is the John Wayne classic “McLintock.” The evening also includes a soup-and-salad supper. And that same week we’ll end with a karaoke party after lunch, on Friday, June 21, just for the fun of it.
Anyone is welcome to come around 1 p.m. to try out your vocals.
Before I close this out, I need to apologize to Lera Turner. In last week’s birthday picture she was incorrectly identified as her sister, Gladys Mainard. This was an 80th birthday celebration for Lera, and we hope the mistake didn’t detract from her special occasion.