Tickets are currently available for the Area Agency on Aging’s 7th Annual Grapes & Grog fundraiser to benefit the Meals on Wheels program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.
The event, which will include live music with the Scott Eastman Duo, KP appetizers, beer, wine and silent and live auctions, will be held Saturday, October 19th from 6-10 pm at Wilder’s Ballroom, 1208 S. Main, in Joplin. There will also be a Doug Hall painting available in the live auction, which is currently on display at SMB Bank at 32nd and Indiana.
Presenting sponsors include SGC Foodservice, Senior Insurance Specialists, Brent & Mendi Westhoven, Beimdiek, Missouri Eagle, AdMax and Macadoodles.
Currently the agency delivers over 23,000 meals per month and over 280,000 meals per year to homebound seniors. Right now the average price to prepare and deliver a meal is $8, while our average donation is only 82 cents per meal.