Welcome back to our seasonal members! May brings not only warmer temperatures, but our summer residents start returning for the season.
Peggy Sue Brown, the Line Dance Teacher, has been holding classes on Wednesday evenings all winter. She will continue with Wednesday but is also adding Monday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the Center on a trial basis depending on attendance. The classes are the same as Wednesdays with beginners first at 6 and then intermediates at 7.
Memorial Day weekend Meals On Wheels Walkathon and Fundraiser Festival at the Rim Country Senior/Community Center is the largest benefit planned by the Board Members for a very long time. As mentioned in the April issue, their goal is to raise $10,000 for the Meals On Wheels program which costs $35 to $40K per year to operate.
To recap from last month: The Walkathon is an easy walk and doable for most people, however, part of the walk is a dirt path from Black Mesa Ranger Station through Tall Timbers Park. It’s only two miles – one mile out and one mile back. Those who wish to walk further will do the route in multiples. The venue is the RCSC property at 2171 B Street which is located a block south of Highway 260 in Overgaard, off of Senior Center Drive. The Walkathon will be a well-marked two-mile-long route ranging from the RCSC to the State Route (SR) 260 sidewalk to Black Mesa Ranger Station. From there it will leave SR 260 through a portion of the forest to Tall Timbers Park. At the BIG TREE walkers will turn around and head back the same route. There will be water stations and guides all along the route.
All participants will need to complete a Registration form and a Walker Pledge/Waiver of Liability form. For a minimum $25 paid donation level, participants receive a free lunch at the event plus a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Dairy Queen. All walkers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Festival will include a Craft Bazaar, a huge bake sale, local vendors, raffle items and door prizes. Addie’s Thrift Shop will be open for business as well. The $4 Lunch Deal includes either a pulled pork sandwich or hot dog, chips, soft drink and a cookie and is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free samples of our new Take & Bake Pizza will be available.
From 9 a.m. to noon is the Kid Zone – Face painting and fun tattoos, coloring contests (to be judged by MOW recipients), prizes, carnival games, Heber-Overgaard fire truck, and other special surprises will be going on for the children’s entertainment. Parental participation is required.
There is a limit of 400 walkers, so turn in your forms to ensure your participation. We need Corporate Sponsors, Team Sponsors, Walking Teams, and Event Volunteers.
There are three levels of corporate sponsorship:
- Gold $300 Donation/Sponsor 12 walkers (Buys 60 MOW meals)
- Silver $200 Donation/Sponsor 8 walkers (Buys 40 MOW meals)
- Bronze $100 Donation/Sponsor 4 walkers (Buys 20 MOW meals)
All donations1 go exclusively to the Meals on Wheels program serving Heber-Overgaard and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law2. But, most importantly, the act of helping our most vulnerable senior residents – many of whom are veterans – is priceless.
How do you register? All registration forms are available for download and printing online at RimCCCenter.org or stop by to pick up forms at RCSC. For questions, please call the RCSC office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 928-535-5525 and leave a message. Either Jill Blomgren or Rosalie Mueller, event co-chairpersons, will return your call.
1Please make all checks payable to RCSC.
2RCSC is a 501 (c) (3) IRS Nonprofit #94-292234.