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Centralia Senior Center finds tasty way to fundraise for renovation

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:37 am

Volunteers at Centralia Senior Center and its friends have taken another step in upgrading its facility.

Senior Center Board President Debi Ball ladles some sausage gravy at the Center’s recent fundraiser.

The morning of January 25, at least 32 people visited the Senior Center, at the corner of Allen and Bruton Streets to breakfast on fresh-baked biscuits and grave and homemade quiche.

Debi Ball, president of the senior Center board of directors said she got did most of the cooking by herself. “My volunteers were mostly still snowed in,” she said. “But everybody was pretty understanding and we sold out in about two hours.”

The event raised at least $320, she said, which will go toward further kitchen improvements.

“We have to replace the kitchen cabinets,” Ball said. “They are getting worn out and one has water damage from when our dishwasher broke down. The health department said we couldn’t use that one any more. We were very lucky and somebody donated new cabinets, and we have bids out to find somebody to install them.”

Ball said the Centralia Senior Center has 110 members and has two more fundraisers on the calendar.

  • A spaghetti and salad dinner for Valentine’s Day
  • A March 14 St. Patrick’s Day brunch, featuring corned beef and cabbage.