HRVAC News: Adult Center president lists ways to help

Hood River Valley Adult Center Board of Directors President Beth Peters knows exactly what to tell people when they ask how they can help at the center.

“Here are a few ways — volunteer your time by taking lunch money during the noon hour, help sort donations in the thrift store, be the receptionist at the front desk, type up the newsletter, make a dessert in the kitchen (9x13 size, recipe and ingredients provided, or bring your own recipe), or prune the roses in front of the building.”

Front desk help is needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she notes.

The center is also looking for a “nice, but not expensive” digital camera, cake mixes and frostings in multiples of three, “bright” copy paper and a simple scanner.

For details, stop by the center, 2010 Sterling Place.

Bingo is back, with doors opening at 5 p.m.; early bird games begin at 6 p.m. Board Member John Buckley is still looking for volunteers for various tasks throughout the evening; leave a message at the center if you can help — 541-386-2060.

Birthdays are celebrated at the center on the fourth Thursday of each month during the noon lunch hour — this month, that’s June 23. A special ice cream cake and treats will be served. Lunch is available Monday through Friday at the center beginning at noon. The meal is open to the public and is all-ages. There is a suggested donation of $5 in support of the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers a hot meal to senior citizens in need, be that long term or for just a few days. For transportation, call CAT at 541-386-4202.

And speaking of lunch — come to the center every Friday for Friday Fun Lunch from 11-1:30 p.m., featuring local musicians The Simcoe Boys, Jack Shepherd & Friends and Shades of Country. And every second Wednesday of the month, it’s Bill Davis and his mellow guitar from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

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