Beat Senior Hunger' 5K and auction Dec. 1
More than 100 people are on a waiting list to receive meals at Davidson County Senior Services.
To ensure the care of these seniors, Left Lane Productions and a pair of area churches are planning "Beat Senior Hunger," all-day slate of events beginning with a 5K race at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
Jessica Smith, the event's organizer, was first made aware of the need while attending church in Thomasville.
"Davidson County Senior Services has a really big problem not a lot of people know about," Smith said. "Times are tough for everyone. We actually learned about it at Richfork Baptist Church and it broke my heart. It's a horrible problem to have, but it comes from a lack of funding. "What better way to help than to have an all-day, throwdown event."
The day's worth of events will begin with registration for the 5K at 7 a.m. The race — which will start at East Davidson High School and finish up across the street at CV Products — is scheduled for 8 a.m. The silent auction is slated to kick off at 5 p.m. and will run through 9 p.m.
At the auction, autographed memorabilia will be sold from a list of baseball players including Chipper Jones, Johnny Bench, Steve Avery, Lenny Dykstra, Brady Anderson and more.
Tickets for the silent auction and dinner are $25 each or $200 for a table of eight.
"I'm just thankful to have the help," said Sabrina Orman, director of the meal program at Davidson County Senior Services. "It's a blessing that Jessica and Richfork are willing to get involved.
"It's heartbreaking when someone calls and desperately needs these meals. We are trying to eliminate the need for a large portion of the waiting list."
Carolina Memorial Baptist Church is located at 422 Liberty Drive.
Participants may register through Active.com or request a brochure from Smith at 858-3834. The cost of participation in the 5K race is $30. Checks should be made payable to Left Lane Productions.
Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 888-3575, or firstname.lastname@example.org.