Thanks to a grant from Senior Foundation of the Ozarks, our new building has tables, chairs, dishes, silverware, a new convection oven and a 12 foot long stainless steel work table with a prep sink. The work table has been modified to include three electrical circuits and new stainless steel skirting.
SeniorAge AAA assumed operation of the senior center as of March 18, 2019. They provide the food, administrator, cook, 80 percent of our utility bill, and they pay for phone, Internet service, trash service and pest control. SeniorAge provided most of the equipment in our kitchen. Our members donated a large number of utensils for the kitchen. SeniorAge has provided the balance of items needed for day-to-day operation of the kitchen.
The Fair Grove Senior Center is very grateful to the West Mt Vernon St. Walmart Neighborhood Market for the $500 grant they gave to us. This money was used to pay down a portion of a loan taken out to finish our building project. It is imperative that we raise enough money each year to pay our bills so we can continue to feed the medium to low income seniors in the Fair Grove area
We are always looking for volunteers: to help in the kitchen, check people in and do other tasks required to make the new center operate efficiently. If you can volunteer even once a month it will be helpful. Call 759-9455 to get your name on our volunteer list.
We are happy to announce that we received a large grant from Greene County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund. That grant was used to pay down a large portion of our construction loan. This brings us within striking distance of being fully funded. When seniors are not using the building, it will be available for community events. The building can be rented evenings or weekends for $80 to use it for up to 6 hours.
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