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Senior Citizens host Thanksgiving meal Saturday

Turkey, dressing and all the  trimmings will be served Saturday at the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by the Hockley County Senior Citizens Association.

The Thanksgiving meal, which begins at noon Saturday, is the center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The funds go towards the center’s Meals on Wheels program and other program funding or for things that the center might be needing.

Tickets are $10 and people can eat at the center or get a to-go plate.

There will also be a bake sale at the lunch with everything from cakes, cookies, candy and other goodies available for sale.

Several local businesses have donated items for the silent auction, too, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. The bake sale will also begin at that time.

There will be raffle tickets available for purchase. The quilt was made by Lou Wilson and the raffle will take place December 12.

Ashley Scifres, executive director at the Hockley County Senior Citizens Center, said the lunch is a way to introduce the community to what the center provides.

“It’s a way to get people in our building, show them who we are and what we’re doing so they can invite their loved ones who are 60 and older,” Scifres said.

Scifres said she wants the community to understand the Senior Citizens Center is a community building for fellowship and fun.

“It’s about socializing and spending time together and fellowship,” Scifres said. “Spending time with others and sitting down having a meal with others is special. We do fun stuff, too!”

Scifres said the center plans to feed about 300 people and everyone is invited to attend.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Hockley County Senior Citizens Center by calling (806) 894-2228.

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