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Nutrition Center finances looking up

Nutrition Center finances looking up

Ham & Turkey fundraiser rescheduled

March 20th, 2019 by Danisha Hogue in News

A budget progress report showed the California Nutrition Center is doing better than expected financially.

The nutrition program is funded by the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging. An annual budget of $175,000 is provided to cover salaries, wages, travel, food costs and more.

Center Administrator Kim Drummond said the update they received in December projected that half the budget should have been used at that time. The center had used 47.4 percent of the total amount.

"We're always under, which means we're on track (and) doing well," Drummond said.

The income the center brings in from meals is added to the fund.

At the March 5 meeting, board members agreed to take a poll on building a new office for the center administrator. The cost would be $1,500 in materials, and labor would be donated by volunteers.

The new office would be adjacent to the current office, if approved. The current space would be used for a small work space or storage.

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Supporters of the California Nutrition Center are invited to an early dinner Sunday, March 24.

The Ham and Turkey fundraiser begins at 11 a.m. and will include a menu of ham, turkey, potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, homemade bread and a variety of desserts.

The fundraiser will go toward the center's programs and activities.

"It takes about $40,000 a year to operate the nutrition center," Drummond said.

A performance by local 'Blues Brothers Tribute Band' will begin at 12:15 p.m.

The 12-year-old duo Cody Bolfing and Alexis Auguiano will perform hits from Elvis and the Blues Brothers.

Tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door for adults. Children ages 6-12 are $5; 5 and under eat free.

For more information, call the center at 573-796-4240.

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A change to the DJ dance next month is eliminating the potluck dinner. The board agreed that most guests don't break for the meal at 8 p.m. She said the majority of people have already had dinner, and the staff provided dishes and cleanup.

"They (the board) just think that's going to be easier," Drummond said.

Guest are welcome to bring snacks for their own table. The dance will be 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 6.