By BARBARA GREEN
For more than 30 years the Bowie Senior Citizens Project has been serving the physical and social needs of area seniors.
To raise funds for the meals program and the center, there will be an evening of gospel and country boot scootin’ music on Sept. 2.
The fundraiser will be 6 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Bowie Community Center. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. enjoy great gospel music from the Montague County Cowboy Church Band, and then from 8:30 to 11 p.m., Steve Bounds and the Simply Honky Tonk Band will play.
Hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches will be served from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Whole table reservations also are available. No alcohol is allowed.
Lynda Medley, director and member of the center’s team for the past 26 years, explains many people believe the center is funded by the government.
While the center does receive about half of its funding from government programs, it also gets a $1,000 annual stipend from the county and the city provides the building and electricity. However, there are many more expenses funded through donations and fundraisers like the twice-a-year pancake breakfasts.
See the full feature in the weekend News.
Pictured: Ashley Keys takes fresh baked rolls from the ovens in the Bowie Senior Citizen Center kitchen while Marilyn Edwards looks on. The center serves about 40 meals a day in the dining room and another 100 home-delivered or take-out meals.(Photo by Barbara Green)