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Meals-on-Wheels plans for annual benefit

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ELLIS COUNTY - Set for Thursday, Sept. 16 at Cleburne Golf Links, Meals-on-Wheels is ready for its 23rd Annual Golf Benefit. This event is one of the largest in the area with more than 250 golfers and many volunteers participating. Bringing in more than $75,000, the Golf Benefit proceeds directly support Meals-on-Wheels services.

"Although our field is full, it is not too late to get your Raffle tickets, or volunteer at the event," said Amy Jackson, director of development for Meals-on-Wheels. Raffle tickets may be purchased online at www.servingthechildre nofyesterday.org through Wednesday, and will also be available at the event on Thursday.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Prizes include round trip airfare anywhere Southwest flies, sporting event tickets including Dallas Cowboys and Rangers, restaurant, travel and wonderful gift packages! A total of $6,500 in prizes will be given away, in addition to the $5,000 available to the golfers playing.

This year’s Title Sponsor is Community Bank, and top sponsors include:  Wells Fargo, Mago Construction, Freeman-Millican, Inc., The Mize Family in memory of Walter Mize, Shermco, and KMP Graphics.  

Additional sponsors include Goodie Bag Sponsor: Cleburne Ford;  Beverage Sponsor: Armstorng & Purselley;  Promotions Sponsor: Jeff England Motor Co., Inc., American Physician Housecalls;  Special Shot Sponsor: The Burton Family in memory of Dr. Jack Burton, Fort Worth Harley Davidson, Valley Services, Wal-Mart Distribution Center;  Eagle Sponsors: Grandview Bank, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, EOG Resources, TXI, Top Producers Real Estate, International Power, Pinnacle Bank, Star Bank of Texas;  Golf Cart Sponsor:  Members Credit Union;  Drink Cart Sponsors: La Buena Vida de Burleson and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital;  "Eat All Day Sponsors:" Lone Star Ag Credit, LeBus International, Cardinal Glass, Broan NuTone Solutions, First Financial Bank, Rod & Missy Nelson, Wal-Mart of Burleson, Burleson Rotary, Best Buy, Magee Architects, LP, Karsten Financial, Sunrise Circle EE Ranches, Friends of the Community and Westhill Construction.

"We thank everyone who has been a part of making this year’s Benefit a success," added Jackson.

"We invite the entire community to come out and join us—whether you play golf or not! It’s a great way to be more involved in helping the elderly homebound in our community."

Meals-on-Wheels serves more than 750 clients throughout Johnson and Ellis Counties each day.

Those interested in helping with the Benefit, volunteering, donating, or who know of someone in need of services are asked to call Meals-on-Wheels at 817-558-2840 in Johnson County, 972-351-9943 in Ellis County or access the organization’s Web site at: www.servingthechil drenofyesterday.org.

Meals-on-Wheels is a community benefit organization serving the residents of Johnson and Ellis counties for 33 years.


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