FAIRBORN — Individuals at the Fairborn Senior Center are expected to “rock the runway” Friday, June 16 for a good cause.
“This is an event to help support the Fairborn Senior Center, who supports so many in the community,” Fairborn Senior Center Public Relations Specialist JoAnn Collins wrote in a press release for the event.
The event is slated to take place at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third St. Doors are slated to open at 6 p.m., with a prime rib dinner being served at 6:30, followed by the fashion show kicking off at 7:15. Tickets purchased in advance are $20.
City officials and community leaders expected to walk the runway include City Manager Rob Anderson, Public Relations Specialist Katie Lewallen, Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce Director Matt Owen, Fourth of July Committee Leader Linda Hall, Fairborn Area Historical Society Leader Mary Pacinda, Lion’s Club officials Fred and Linda Pumroy, Rotary Club officials Abby Keeton and Christy Cox, Maple Heights Baptist Church Pastor Chris Tannreutaer and Stillwright’s Distillery co-owner Brad Measel, among others.
“The senior center helps in many ways for seniors by offering lunch and learn [events], health and fitness [activities, as well as] education [and] art classes,” Collins wrote. “Just for fun, [it hosts] music, dance, yoga, dulcimer, domino’s [and] exercises, just to name a few.”
The Fairborn Senior Center aims to support community members through its various groups and weekly events. It is the home of Happy Hookers, a crocheting and knitting group who makes baby hats, booties and blankets for infants born at Soin Hospital, in addition to children in need and homeless individuals. It also hosts Honor Quilts, a quilting group who donates hand-made items to the military and other charities, as well as support groups for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The senior center hosts dining experiences for members twice per week with its Monday Big Daddy Lunch as well as its Thursday Lunch with Friends, which both include homemade food. It assists individuals with transportation needs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, in which members are able to schedule rides for medical appointments, grocery shopping and hair appointments, among others. Fairborn Senior Center officials are also to help individuals in need with cleaning, organizing, laundry, light meal preparation and errand running around town. To become a member, individuals must be at least 50 years old and live in Fairborn and/or Bath Township.
“We are blessed here in Fairborn to have such a well-organized and educational staff working and volunteering at the senior center. If you would like to help volunteer with some of your time, give them a call as they appreciate support of time, money and people,” Collins wrote. “Hope to see you at the Rock the Runway.”
For more information, reach the Fairborn Senior Center at 937-878-4141.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers. Information courtesy of JoAnn Collins.