Van Wert Donates to Council on Aging

Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently donated $100 to the Van Wert County Council on Aging.   The monies will go towards supporting their upcoming 8th Annual Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2018.     The agency will use the donations to purchase designer handbags which will be displayed and used as bingo prizes throughout the fundraiser.

The Council on Aging transports seniors every day to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies or social service appointments free of charge.  The Van Wert County Council on Aging has be serving the Senior Citizens of our community for 40 years.  Without these vital services, many of the county’s seniors would be forced to enter long-term care facilities.    Through fundraisers such as this, the agency will be able to continue and expand their much-needed services for our senior citizens.

Pictured, left to right are: Mary Yackey, Lodge Loyal Knight presenting the check to Kevin Matthews, Executive Director Council on Aging.