Date: August 7, 2019 | Category: News
The 12th Annual Community Senior Festival will include a silent auction, a pie auction, and a barbecue dinner with homemade desserts at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Admission to the family-friendly event is free and open to the public. However, a freewill offering will be taken to support the home-delivered meal program of the Warrensburg Senior Center. The pie auction features homemade pies from locally known bakers, as well as other desserts. The silent auction features an eclectic mix of items – some of them handcrafted – donated by local merchants and supporters.
The festival, whose theme is “Give from the Heart,” takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Music by Scott Stober begins at 11.
Melissa Gower, Johnson County Services Director for Care Connection for Aging Services, has set a fundraising goal of $12,000 for the festival.
“I believe that the home-delivered meal program is the most important service that we provide. We are helping seniors in our community that for whatever reason are in their homes with limited options for nutrition,” Melissa said. “We are meeting a basic necessary need that no one else in the county provides. We are enabling seniors to stay at home and live their lives as they wish for as long as possible.”