November 27, 2008 in Voices

Seniors strike a pose to help with fundraising

By The Spokesman-Review

Buy the calendar

To purchase the Corbin senior photo calendar stop by the Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Cost: $10 – you must come by and pick it up. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call: 327-1584

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.”

Reach Pia Hallenberg Christensen at 459-5427 or

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