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Wakulla Senior Center "Christmas In July" Fundraiser a Huge Success

group shot 275The Wakulla County Senior Citizens held their “Christmas in July” fundraising luncheon and silent auction on July 25, 2007.  The Christmas lunch menu included blt salad, roast turkey, sausage-pecan-corn bread stuffing, candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green beans with sautéed bacon and onions, cheddar corn muffins and pumpkin pie with praline pecan sauce and whipped cream.  Chef Mary Harrison enjoyed all the compliments for such an outrageously delicious lunch.  There were 48 items donated for the silent auction, including art, gift baskets, plants and jewelry.  All but three items were sold.

{sidebar id=1}Ben Pingree, Wakulla County Administrator, was the guest speaker.  His discussion explained the current budget and tax reductions.  He also expressed his optimism for the future of Wakulla County, and gave many details that were of interest to the audience.  He received a large applause when he announced the budgeted funding for the senior citizens.

Again, our community helped with the entire event.  Volunteers helped with lovely decorations, serving a wonderful lunch and receiving, pricing, displaying and managing the donations for the very successful silent auction.  More than 150 enjoyed the luncheon.  The Senior Citizens Board of Directors were introduced and several local officials, including Commissioners Ed Brimmner and  George Green, Sheriff David Harvey, Superintendent David Miller, Property Appraiser Donnie Sparkman, Tax Collector Cheryll Olah, and Clerk Brent Thurmond.

The citizens of Wakulla County have compassion and love for the senior citizens. This fundraising event was a real success for our seniors and is also an expression of love from our community.

- Submitted by R. H. Carter 

This article originally published on July 30, 2007.

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