Senior Center Breakfast, Fundraiser a Success-Slideshow
Posting Date: 06/11/2012
By Barbara Ellestad
Nick Montoya, Mesquite Leisure Services, visits with some of the patrons at Saturday's Senior Center fundraising breakfast. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.
"Breakfast is popular and inexpensive. People have fun at breakfast," Nick Montoya remarked as he looked over the crowded tables at the Mesquite Senior Center, Saturday morning, June 9. Judging from the throngs of people streaming into the Center, he is right.
Krissy Hall and Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Center Staff, organized the fundraiser to help pay for items and programs at the senior center, such as Hoe-Down and Barbeque Dinner, Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, Breakfast Brunch, Ice Cream Social, Excursions, Birthday Parties, and a Holiday Dance.
"All of the staff members that are here this morning are donating their time and efforts," Montoya pointed out. "We are trying to have another breakfast on the Fourth of July and co-sponsor it with the Little League baseball organization that's trying to get off the ground. We can raise funds for both them and us."
"We're doing great," Belalcazar commented about the crowds that were in the Center
about 9:00 am. "We started out a little slow about 7:30 am but it's picking up now. We're making a lot of waffles. The bake sale is doing great."
For a $5 donation for adults, and $3 for children, you could get a full plate of eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, and a huge pancake or waffle. A yogurt bar with fruit and vegetables was also available. In addition to the donated homemade goodies on the bake sale tables, Danielle's Chocolates donated bags of world-famous Snowy Chocolate Popcorn and Peanut Brittle to help raise funds.
"This actually helps us bring more people in to the Senior Center and increase our attendance numbers that count towards our government grants. So we come out ahead in a lot of different ways," Montoya explained.
And, indeed, young and old alike, came out of the Center Saturday morning with full stomachs and some with a clutch of goodies to take home.