Thanks to wonderful community support, the March for Meals Trivia night held at the Okawville Senior Center Friday evening March 4, was a tremendous success. While always an important fundraiser, Opal Koch informed all the participants that it is even more important this year as the state funding for Home Delivered Meals will only cover 4 days a week instead of the 5 days a week previously allowed. The Washington County Meals on Wheels continues to deliver 5 times a week.
The trivia night treated all the players to an excellent meal before trivia. This is a sample for all of us who do not get a delivered meal of the quality of the meals being prepared each day by the staff.
The night was sponsored by many groups and individuals. The primary event sponsor was Prairie State Energy Campus, the community partner was Zion UCC in Addieville and the night’s clock was sponsored by A Going Concern, Inc. Ten round sponsors included: First National Bank of Okawville, Wallers Market, Dave Jasper, Campagna Funeral Home, J & R Appliances, Nashville Savings Bank, Lyle’s Auto Body, Lee’s Variety Store, Washington County Farm Bureau, and Insurance Planning & Management. The large raffle prizes were a week at a condo in Williamsburg, VA over July 4th donated by Art and Charlene Stine, 4 Cardinals tickets to a game of your choice donated by The Old Exchange National Bank, Wine baskets from Tammy & Fred Klapetzky and the Senior Center Staff, and a Jack Daniels Gift Box donated by Deb Lafferty & Rich Copeland.
The efforts of these donors and the cash and gift donations by so many of our community business and individuals resulted in raising almost $6000 for the program!
The trivia as usual was unique and provided some interesting tidbits of knowledge to all the players. You’ll have to join us next year to find out for yourself.
Those who donated cash and prizes to the night were: All-Mart in Nashville, Buretta’s, C.A.R.S., CBI Foods, Country & Lace, Dairy Queen Nashville, Dollar General Nashville, Eagles’s Nest, El Indio Mexican Restaurant, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Nashville, Farmer’s State Bank of Hoffman, The Flower Shop/Hallmark in Nashville, Haier Plumbing and Heating, JoAnn Detering, June Ostendorf, Kay Barner, Kesel Hardware, Knights of Columbus, Little Nashville, McDonalds, Meyer’s Greenhouse, Nashville Municipal Golf Course, Nashville Animal Clinic, Okawville and Nashville Subway, Okawville Bodyworks, Okawville Family Pharmacy, Radio Shack, Reichmann Brothers, Scentsy Representative Patty Murdach, Southern Illinois Beverage, State Representative Charlie Meier, Streuter Chevrolet, Weeke’s and the Senior Center staff.
As you can see, this was truly a community effort. The whole community in Washington County benefits and they all pitch in to keep the program running. These donors along with the continuing assistance from CBI, Tom’s, Kroger, Killion’s Auto Service, Okawville Dairy Queen, and Okawville Dollar General, and the effort of literally over 100 people make Meals on Wheels work for us. Last year 16,000 meals were delivered. It could not happen without the generous and continued support of the community.
Washington County Senior Services March For Meals Trivia Night Was A Success