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Senior Center to host Quarter Auction

| October 3, 2013

COSHOCTON – Save up your quarters for a good cause! The Coshocton County Senior Center will be hosting a quarter auction on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. This fundraiser will help support their programs and services.

The Senior Center provides many beneficial services and programs for the senior citizens in the community. Some of these include home-delivered meals, congregate meals, transportation, exercise programs, commodity and mobile market programs, among many others. Over the past few years, they have been experiencing many funding cuts, and along with rising costs of food, gas, and other expenses, they have had to reduce some of the services that are available. Recently, they have experienced additional funding cuts which have resulted in reducing the number of days they are able to deliver meals to homebound seniors.

“Meals on Wheels has already had to cut one meal a week because of gas prices, and I don’t want them to have to cut anymore,” said fundraiser coordinator, Dorothy Shaw.

A quarter auction is where various vendors showcase their products and donate items to be auctioned off. Participants are issued a number to bid with upon entry to the auction. Participants can select which items they want to bid on and each item is set at either a one, two, or three quarter bid according to the value of the item. Everyone who wants to bid on that item holds up their number and if your number is drawn, you win that item. There will also be a silent auction with items donated from the community as well as a 50/50 drawing.

The Senior Center is asking for any donation you may be able to make to be auctioned off at this event. All donations will be recognized during the fundraiser and in the Senior Center newsletter.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Coshocton County Senior Center, located at 201 Brown’s Lane in Coshocton, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or at the door the day of the event. There will also be a food stand with sandwiches, chips, desserts, etc.

If you have any questions, call the Senior Center at 622-4852 or Dorothy Shaw at 291-7548.

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