Our Meals on Wheels team has been extra busy on a big ole project lately. In addition to our usual focus on feeding seniors, assisting their pets, and providing peripheral services such as Farmers Market vouchers and Basic Food outreach, we’re finalizing details for our OktoberFeast fundraising event. On Saturday, October 1st, OktoberFeast will be an opportunity for us to raise community awareness for our services, provide a family-friendly celebration, and raise funds for senior services, all at the same time!
Our festivities begin with a fun run/walk along the river starting at 10 am. Unlike most fun runs, we will also serve yummy German-themed snacks along the way. Although the course is set for a standard 5K event, participants may turn around whenever they desire (although they will miss the gummy bears at the halfway mark), and participants do not need to walk or run at all if they don’t wish to. Folks who only want to eat or enjoy the beer garden can sign up just for those activities!
Following the run/walk, our campus will be filled with live music, a German sausage lunch, root beer, adult beer garden, the Lamb Weston French fry trailer, a fun kid zone, and even a canine corner with dog treats! Mike McDonnell from Townsquare Media will be on site as our emcee. The $40 entry fee for the event includes a t-shirt, commemorative mug, and lunch. We think it’s the best buy in town.
We owe a world of thanks to our wonderful sponsors, our Senior Life Resources Board of Directors, our OktoberFeast Committee, and the many wonderful staff and volunteers who will help make OktoberFeast a fun fundraising event! We hope that many folks from our community participate to show their support for our local seniors.
I also want to say a special thank-you to our clients and volunteers who have been so supportive through our staffing transitions! We’ve found some excellent new staff to join our Meals on Wheels team, and we’re excited to let their talents shine in their new roles. We all look forward to getting to know them better!