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Annual Meals On Wheels Fundraiser This Saturday

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The 8th Annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser will be held in Jamestown this Saturday.

Co-chairs Julie Von Savoye and Ron Patel were Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Patel says the public is invited Saturday, August 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm for a fun evening and worthy cause at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

“We like to change the theme each year,” said Patel. “Last year was a ‘Fabulous 40s’ theme, and this year we have chosen to have a “Fiesta” as our theme. We’ll probably have several uniforms and themed entertainment this year.”

Sierra Senior Providers in Sonora is responsible for the Meals on Wheels program. Von Savoye says this food service is vital to the senior community.

Meals on Wheels serves nearly 500 seniors during the course of the year and also put out about 60,000 meals during the year.

According to Von Savoye, “The event that we’re having on the 23rd is a major fundraiser for us because it does take a lot of money to make sure all of these seniors are taken care of.”

Last year $93,000 was raised for Tuolumne County’s Meals on Wheels program. This year they are hoping to raise $100K.

The event features a train ride at Railtown, dinner, entertainment, a live auction, a silent auction and several raffle prizes.

For ticket information call Sierra Senior Providers at 533-2622 or visit

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

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