Ladies Fiesta Tea set for May 12
The Dollar-A-Month Club is set to sponsor a Ladies Fiesta Tea in honor of all women from 2-4 p.m. May 12 at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St. All ladies are welcome and can bring their girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters and join in the fiesta to celebrate all women, according to a news release.
There will be a nacho bar, tea, coffee and dessert with music provided by John and Deedie Swett for your enjoyment. Participants should wear bright fiesta colors and a sombrero and join in the fun. Call Dicksie May at 745-8937 for more information.
Eppson Center to offer ride to Rockies game May 14
The Eppson Center for Seniors is offering a bus ride to the Colorado Rockies vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game May 14, according to a news release. The bus will leave the center at 9:30 a.m. for the 1:10 p.m. game. The cost of the bus ride and a game ticket is $45. Visit the center at 1560 N. Third St. or call 745-5116 for tickets or more information.
Nominations sought for Kurt Bucholz Award
The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the 2017 Kurt Bucholz Award. The award was created in 2008 in memory of Kurt Bucholz, DVM, a legislator and rancher from Saratoga. Recipients exemplify the core beliefs held by Dr. Bucholz during his lifetime of dedicated public service and commitment to conservation, according to a news release.
The award is presented by the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust at its annual Roundup Fundraiser and Barbeque on Aug. 26 in Elk Mountain.
Auxiliary to present May as poppy month
May is poppy month for the American Legion Auxiliary. Donation cans will be displayed around the community from May 1 through Memorial Day. Whether it is to honor a veteran or a civilian, we have all lost someone who was dearly loved and is greatly missed. Participants can show the world they care by wearing a poppy, according to a news release.
Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary reminds Americans of their debt to veterans with the distribution of memorial poppies, made by disabled and hospitalized veterans as part of their therapy. All funds contributed during poppy month are used exclusively for programs related to veterans and their families, the release states.
Businesses or people interested in displaying a donation are encouraged to contact the American Legion Post 14 at 745-5845 or Cindy Olson at 761-2030 for more information.
Eppson Center in need of drivers
The Eppson Center for Seniors has a need for home-delivered meal drivers. There are openings for permanent routes and substitute drivers. Meals go out to homes at dinner time Mondays and at lunch time Tuesdays-Fridays. This is a great service to folks that are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Call the Eppson Center at 745-5116 for more information.
Senior volunteers needed to work with students
The Foster Grandparent Program of the Wyoming Rockies is welcoming seniors who are 55 or older and would like to work with children, according to a news release. Senior volunteers support teachers and students in the classroom, receive a non-taxable stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers are willing to commit to 20 hours or more a week, with summers off. No prior classroom experience is necessary. Foster Grandparents tend to be individuals who care about their community and want to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of the students they work with, the release states. Any interested senior, including veterans, are encouraged to call Maryalice at 307-223-1051, visit 968 N. Ninth St. in LaBonte Park or go to www.fostergrandparentswy.org for more information.
Senior companions needed
The Eppson Center for Seniors is pleased to once again offer the Senior Companion Program and is looking for seniors 55 and older to act as companions to provide free supportive services to homebound, disabled, lonely or frail people in the Laramie community, as well as provide respite for caregivers, according to a news release. Companions can earn a non-taxable monthly stipend and other benefits and must be caring individuals who can commit to a 20-hour-per-week volunteer position. Veterans and bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply, the release state.
Visit the Eppson Center at 1560 N. Third St. or contact Gen at 460-9050 or email email@example.com to apply to be a companion or for more information.
Eppson Center offering venues for public use
The Eppson Center for Seniors is offering venue spaces to members of the public looking for a meeting room space, wedding reception venue, anniversary party room or who want a meeting in a neutral location, according to a news release.
There are five venues for groups of all sizes from 10 people or fewer in the board room to 200 in the east wing, which includes a dance floor. Tables and chairs can all be included, and AV equipment and dinnerware can be arranged, the release states. There are 90 parking spaces around the building and on the street.
Caterers are welcome to use the Eppson Center’s kitchen facilities, and liquor permits are available from the city of Laramie, the release states.