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Meals On Wheels To Host Annual Spring Tea Luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 20, 2019) Meals On Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County will host its Spring Tea Luncheon at Hidden Creek on Thursday, March 28.  The event will begin at 11AM and feature a plated meal by Zanata, paired teas from Sterling Tea, and an amazing raffle drawing.

“The Annual Luncheon has continued to grow each year, raising record-setting funds in 2018 that helped provide 2,000 meals to the seniors and homebound in our community,” said MOWSS Executive Director Margie Verhagen.  This event has become one of the premier spring events in Rockwall County.

Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.rockwallmealsonwheels.org. 

The Annual Luncheon is one of the many events held during the National March for Meals campaign.  It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by the Meals On Wheels programs – both home delivered and congregate.  Also, it is intended to showcase the successes of the Older Americans Act, help recruit new volunteers from our community and to increase fundraising from local businesses and supporters.

Meals On Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County currently serves over 450 meals daily to homebound seniors and congregate sites throughout Rockwall County.  By 2020, Rockwall County will have over 22,000 citizens eligible for Meals On Wheels services.  Margie Verhagen, MOWSS Executive Director explains, “Your support helps to make our vision a reality by sustaining the 65,000 meals MOWSS provides for the elderly and disabled annually.  MOWSS’s goal is to not only provide meals to the homebound, but also enrich the lives of all seniors, by providing a congregate center with an active focal point to socialize, receive meals, access resources, and partake in health education.”

The dedicated board, staff and volunteers who deliver these meals each week provide a vital lifeline and connection to the community, which are sometimes all it takes to keep our senior neighbors at home where they want to be.

All upcoming event details, including the Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament on April 26th and the 2nd Annual “Into the Woods” Gala on October 26th, can be found at www.rockwallmealsonwheels.org or by calling 972-771-9514.  Contact Maureen Cook, Development Director.

About Meals On Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County

Our mission is to keep the elderly and disabled citizens of Rockwall County living in their homes as long as safely possible through supportive services, nutritious meals and daily human contact.

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