Whitney WeaverStaff Writerwweaver@heartlandpublications.com
October 26, 2012
Want to have a hearty breakfast, hear some local music and ensure that people in need will stay warm this winter at the same time?
Ashe Services for Aging is hosting a benefit breakfast, silent auction and bake sale 7am-11am on Saturday, Oct. 27 off Ray Taylor Road in Jefferson. All proceeds go toward fuel assistance for Ashe Services for Aging clients.
Amanda Calloway of Ashe Services for Aging said that the fuel assistance program benefits a variety of people from children of disadvantaged families, to disabled or elderly residents. “There is a very great need. Many of our clients have to choose between buying groceries, paying for their medications or heating their homes,” said Calloway.
The breakfast menu will include biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.
The event will feature music by Jimmy Trivette and Friends and Madison Osborne.
Items available for auction include gift baskets, passes to area attractions, and gift certificates to local businesses.
Cost is $6 adults, $3 children 4-12 years, and free for 3 and younger.
UPDATE: Calloway said that the event raised around $1700 for fuel assistance. She would like to thank all the media that advertised the benefit, the vendors who donated items for auction, and individuals who attended Saturday morning for making the event a success.
Donations to Ashe Services for Aging fuel assistance may be sent to 180 Chattyrob Lane. Be sure to designate checks for fuel assistance.
For more information call Amanda Calloway 336-246-1503.