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“Mad Hatter Adventure” Oct. 30


(L-R): FBS board member Guadalupe A. Cabello; NewFirst National Bank Vice President Melody Hess; FBS board member Joe Gurecky and wife Doris; Legacy Ford owner Ron Ewer; FBS Chief Executive Officer Manuela Arroyos; Mad Hatter committee co-chair Amanda Lopez; and FBS Director of Development Lori Dunaway.

(L-R): FBS board member Guadalupe A. Cabello; NewFirst National Bank Vice President Melody Hess; FBS board member Joe Gurecky and wife Doris; Legacy Ford owner Ron Ewer; FBS Chief Executive Officer Manuela Arroyos; Mad Hatter committee co-chair Amanda Lopez; and FBS Director of Development Lori Dunaway.

Major fundraiser for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels at Safari Texas Ranch

On Friday, Oct. 30, Fort Bend Seniors (FBS) Meals on Wheels will host its major fundraising event of the year – the Mad Hatter Adventure – at Safari Texas Ranch, from 6:30-10 p.m., with Texas House member Dr. John Zerwas as this year’s honorary chair.

With the help of generous donors and community support, FBS serves more than 1,000 hot, nutritious meals daily to senior adults, aged 60 and over, who are typically unable to prepare their own meals. Funds raised during the Mad Hatter event will ensure that nutritional and social needs of seniors are met throughout the next year.

“This year’s fundraiser is a bit different from ones in the past. Instead of a midday luncheon and fashion show, we are planning an evening casino night experience,” said Manuela Arroyos, chief executive officer of FBS Meals on Wheels.

“We are more than honored to be the presenting sponsor for Fort Bend Seniors’ Mad Hatter Adventure,” said Ron Ewer, owner of Legacy Ford. “For nearly 10 years, we’ve been supporters of the organization, not only in sponsoring events, but also by enlisting teams of our employees to deliver meals on a weekly basis. We do this because we believe in supporting such a great cause; Fort Bend Seniors takes care of the elderly where they cannot take care of themselves, and we are happy to be a part of it!”

With an eager organizing committee led by Fort Bend County residents Mandi Bronsell and Amanda Lopez, the Alice in Wonderland-themed event will feature a casino party, a Mad Hatter hat contest, music, dinner, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds of the event will go towards maintaining the operational functions of FBS, which includes more than home-delivered meals to homebound adults. FBS also provides daily transportation to and from one of 10 senior centers – for their more able-bodied seniors – which includes lunch and social activities, field trips, exercise and recreational programs, arts and crafts, health screenings and an abundance of additional services and resources.

Sponsorship opportunities beginning at $1,500 are still available. Additional sponsors currently include NewFirst National Bank at the Queen of Hearts level, along with Associated Testing Labs, Mandi and Chris Bronsell, Caskey Realty, and Expert Collision Center, all at the White Rabbit level.

For information about sponsorships, ticket purchases, donating auction items or volunteering, contact Lori Dunaway, director of development, at 281-633-7057 or lori@fortbendseniors.org.


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