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January 9, 2014
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Bingo balls will be poppin’ at Sierra Senior Services fundraiser

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra Senior Services, providing more than 25,000 hot, nutritious meals annually through the dining room and Meals on Wheels to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe seniors, announced their 13th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Community Recreation Center.

This not-to-be-missed social event begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. that includes a spaghetti dinner along with dessert and coffee.

After dinner, bingo balls start poppin’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees can purchase 10 games for $10, followed by a $10 blackout game. In addition, raffle prizes and a silent auction keep the evening full of surprises.

Raffle prizes include two roundtrip airline tickets anywhere in the continental U.S. on Southwest Airlines, two nights for two people in Calistoga, and a wilderness dog sled tour for two adults in Squaw Valley.

A great deal of volunteer support for this event comes from community service clubs.

“The Truckee Rotary strives to improve the community and the world by extending a helping hand to organizations in need,” said Wes Beyer, past president of the Club. “We are pleased to support Sierra Senior Services, who provide an unduplicated service in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe Area. They bring hope for tomorrow to vulnerable seniors in our community.”

This annual event has been the major fundraiser for Sierra Senior Services that enables Meals on Wheels to keep rolling.

California ranks 18th nationally in senior food insecurity. With a growing number of seniors in the community (now close to 20 percent of the population), it is essential to help prevent senior hunger. Meals on Wheels enables seniors to age in place.

To be eligible for the Senior Nutrition Program, seniors must be 60 years of age or older and unable to shop for or prepare their own food. In the words of a senior on the program, “I don’t know what I would do without Meals on Wheels. Just go to bed hungry, I guess. And the volunteer drivers, they are always there with a smile and some conversation each day!”

Tickets are available online at www.sierraseniors.org or Sierra Senior Services, Plumas Bank and at the Truckee Community Recreation Center.

Join in this fundraising event for the whole family that reflects a community that cares about its seniors and acknowledges living longer should not mean living less!

Sierra Senior Services is located at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee.

For more information, call 530-550-7600 or visit www.sierraseniors.org.


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