Meals On Wheels 12th Annual Silent Auction & Dinner Fundraiser September 20 at Lake Ashton Country Club
Sponsorships and individual tickets are now on sale for Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Polk County’s 12th annual Silent Auction & Dinner fundraiser on Friday, September 20 at Lake Ashton Country Club. The “Bringin’ Back the 80s Festival”-themed fundraiser, featuring a silent auction, food by Longhorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden Restaurant and ‘80s music by the Brass Heart Band will begin at 6:00 pm in the main ballroom at Lake Ashton.
“Everyone is invited to help Meals on Wheels by purchasing tickets, becoming a sponsor and/or donating items for the silent auction,” MOW Executive Director Susan Eldridge said. “Because we receive no government funding, we rely completely on the generosity of individuals, businesses, churches, service organizations and volunteers to carry out our mission.”
According to Eldridge, all proceeds will be used to provide nutritious, freshly-cooked meals for homebound people residing in the greater Winter Haven/Haines City area, as well as parts of Lakeland.
Individual tickets are $50 each, with sponsorships ranging from $300 to $10,000. Specific levels of sponsorship, their cost and what they offer, are as follows:
“ET The Extra Terrestrial” — $300: reservations for 4 guests, quarter page program ad;
“Top Gun” — $500: table for 8, website listing, half page program ad;
“Indiana Jones” — $1,000: table for 8, website listing, full page program ad, MOW brochure;
“Karate Kid” — $2,500: table for 8, website listing, full page program ad, MOW brochure, logo napkins;
“Ghostbusters” — $5,000: table for 8, website listing, full page program ad, MOW brochure, sponsor banners at venue & entertainment.
“Star Wars” — $7,500: recognition for underwriting venue rental cost, table for 8, website listing, full page program ad, MOW brochure, sponsor banners at venue & entertainment.
“Back to the Future” — $10,000: recognition for underwriting function expense budget, table for 8, website listing, full page program ad, MOW brochure, sponsor banners at venue & entertainment.
For tickets, sponsorships and other information, call Eldridge at 863-299-1616 or send an e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Donations can be made online at the MOW website at <www.mealsonwheelspolk.com>.
Headquartered at 620 Sixth Street in Winter Haven, MOW Polk County is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that each year prepares and delivers 80,000 meals to homebound people in Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Alfred, Dundee, Haines City, Lake Hamilton, Davenport and parts of Lakeland.
On a typical weekday, MOW volunteers visit 350 homes of people typically over the age of 65 to provide them with nutritious, freshly-cooked, hot meals. MOW volunteer drivers are very often the only people MOW clients get to interact with each day.
Meals on Wheels of Polk County welcomes volunteers to serve as drivers, kitchen workers, thrift store clerks, fundraisers and board members. To find out more about becoming a MOW volunteer or client call 863-299-1616 or visit the MOW Web site at www.mealsonwheelspolk.com.