First-Sunday fundraiser dinner set for Feb. 4 at The Center
The Center in Gainesville will host the regular first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4. The Center is located off Highway 5 north near the Gainesville city limits.
Southwest Baptist University student Tali Rose and her family will be volunteering to serve dinner guests to earn tips that will go toward expenses related to Tali’s upcoming mission trip to Colombia, South America.
The Ozark County Senior Center Board, which sponsors the dinner, expressed disappointment that January’s fundraiser dinner was canceled on Jan. 7 and 14 due to inclement weather. Board spokesperson Lynn Bentele said the board is “always concerned about the safety of the community and will cancel a dinner if the weather reports are unfavorable by the Friday morning prior to the planned dinner. If that happens, notifications will be sent by Facebook and calls made to the local churches.”