Featuring SilverSounds NW Rock ‘n Roll Choir

The Kent Parks Deli and Café, located at the east end of the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. in downtown Kent, is hosting a fundraiser to help offset expenses for its weekday senior lunch program.  This event is set for Thursday, August 24 from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM and features complimentary desserts by Stafford Suites.

The theme is “American Jukebox” for this exclusive Rock ‘n Roll Concert by SilverSounds Northwest, an adult choir with over 50 members, directed by Paula Hawkins. Tickets will be available for any size tax-deductible donation starting August 3 at the Kent Senior Activity Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA) or with a Visa or MasterCard by phone. Additional investment options will be offered during the event.

For more details, contact call 253-856-5150.

What is the fundraiser for?

The Kent Senior Center hosts periodic fundraisers to help keep the cost of the meal program low for seniors. The Senior Center pays the caterer $6.20 per meal and must pay for 80 meals per day. They only charge $6.00 per meal Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and $5.00 on Wednesday for the deli meal. In addition, the Senior Center provides meals for $3.50 for those who qualify for a subsidized lunch based on their income. The Senior Center does not always reach its 80/day minimum.

“The City provides us with some subsidy because of the value of the program, but we want to make that subsidy as small as possible, so we fundraise to keep the program going,” said Lea Bishop, facility manager for the Kent Senior Center.

[Source: City of Kent]

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