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Floats to buoy center


“Help Keep the Senior Center Afloat” is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center.

The drop-in gathering is the second fundraising event held by the board of the Haines Senior Center, Inc., the group responsible for operating the center.

Root beer floats will be served for $3, and a drawing in the group’s recent raffle will be held every 20 minutes.

The senior center board launched a fundraising effort earlier this year aimed at meeting expenses to make up for declining rental income. The board also hopes to bolster the center as a hub for senior activities. A kick-off luncheon March 15 raised $1,200.

To date the effort has raised enough money to hire an activities coordinator for five hours per week. The position will help organize seniors and develop activities they enjoy. The position also will follow up on board fundraising efforts.

For more information, contact Mardell Gunn at 767-5487.


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