The senior center expects to net $23,000 from Taste of Palo Pinto County, after expenses, which is still almost $10,000 more than the previous year, according to Conrad.
This gives the center funds to pay bills and employees as well as take care of a few extra chores. The senior center’s large freezer recently broke and needed to be replaced.
While that was a concern before the event, Conrad said the executive committee has already approved purchasing a new freezer, which she plans to order this week.
Conrad praised senior center participants for stepping up and contributing.
“Our participants at the center have taken ownership of that and pitched in and gotten their friends and family to pitch in,” she said.
“They have handed in about $1,600 toward a new freezer. I am just so pleased and satisfied and grateful that our senior center participants are taking such ownership of the center.”
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