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Car wash fundraiser moved to warmer date
Mar 20, 2013 8:45 pm
In an effort to keep volunteers from freezing, Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels officials decided to delay a planned car wash.
Meal on Wheels and the Senior Dining Program deliver noon meals to senior citizens 60 and over in the Lebanon and Mt. Juliet area. The car wash, orginally planned for Saturday, was moved to April 13, when the weather is expected to be warmer.
"The weather that day is looking cold with a chance of rain," said Meal on Wheels director Maggie Brazil. "Since the volunteers would be spraying cars with cold water, we decided to delay the event."
Brazil said the time and location are still the same – from 9-11 a.m. at The Corner Pub at 4136 N. Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet.
"All the proceeds from the car wash will be used to buy food for seniors," she said. "There is no set price for the car wash. We just hope everyone will donate what they can. Donations will assure a hungry senior a hot meal and friendly companionship."
Brazil said the push for more volunteer drivers for the program produced a bumper crop of volunteers in Lebanon, but more are needed in Mt. Juliet.
"Mt. Juliet needs volunteers badly," she said. "Volunteers usually serve about 8-10 seniors per day."
But volunteers serve up more than food; they're delivering seniors, many of whom see no one else each day, a chance to see a friendly face.
Brazil hopes everyone will come to the car wash and take the opportunity to clean off some of that winter road salt and help their elders at the same time.
"It's a chance to feed a senior and get a clean car," she said.
Seniors who would like to begin receiving meals or volunteers who want to help by delivering them can get started by calling Brazil at 615-449-3488. Mt. Juliet seniors or potential volunteers can call Dawn Cathey at 615-758-2777.