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June 6, 2013

Uncertainties: life’s filled with them

Back in 2003-04, when my youngest son was an Army MP serving successive tours in war-torn Iraq, we often spent days wondering if he was among the soldiers reported killed in battles or explosions.  

The waiting without knowing was the hardest part of being a military mom.

Last Friday evening I received a call from that same son, who was in his car trying to outrun a tornado in Oklahoma City.

After the phone went dead, it seemed an eternity before he was able to reach us and let us know that he’d survived by leaving the vehicle, which was thrown 30 feet, and diving into a ditch just before the tornado passed over him.                                                           

Life is filled with uncertainties.  A big one looming on our Senior Center horizon right now is the upcoming Taste of Palo Pinto County fundraiser.  Will it be successful?  

Will it generate the funds we so desperately need to keep our programs running?  Will our community step up to sponsor and support us?                                                                                             

Members of our Board of Directors and Senior Center staff are hard at work enlisting food vendors, soliciting donations for auction items, and selling tickets.

Our annual budget counts heavily on this event, so we are doing all we can to make sure this is our best Taste of Palo Pinto County yet.

If you would like to support this event as a sponsor or by donating items for auctions or door prizes, please call us at (940) 325-6470 for more information.

Our Conversational Spanish classes are growing, but there’s always room for more.  Feel free to join them on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.

Another International Food Fair is coming up next week. Lunch on Tuesday, June 11 will feature dishes from countries around the world, including Greece, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and Korea.  If you would like to help decorate a table for a country of your choice, or contribute a national dish, call the center for more information.  

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