Seniors strike a pose to help with fundraising
The Corbin Senior Activity Center is trying a new fundraising technique: the senior 2009 calendar.
Members of the senior center posed for photos themed after popular songs like “The Monster Mash” and “It’s Been a Long Time.”
“They are just extremely cute,” said Christa Richardson, executive director of the Senior Center. “We ordered 500 calendars and they are still not selling well. I think the economy is at fault.”
Some of the photos were shot in the Garland District and in Holmberg Park.
Richardson said the senior center does one fundraiser a month to supplement its $35,000 annual budget, which is funded by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.
“In December the fundraiser is a Christmas lunch with the Lirico Chamber Singers from University High School,” said Richardson. It’s on Dec. 19 and tickets are $12 in advance – beef Wellington is on the menu.
The senior center has about 1,000 members, said Richardson:
“Proceeds from the fundraisers will just help us keep going – it’s really quite a struggle sometimes.”
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