Gold Country Community Center plans ‘Rent Party’ |

Gold Country Community Center plans ‘Rent Party’

The Rent Party last Thursday for the Gold Country Community Center brought in about $2,100. This included $525 from the Fruit Jar Pickers in cash and compact disc sales, and a couple of $100 donations and a pledge of $750. The center also thanks to the Roamin Angels, Soroptimists International, and Kiwanis for their generous pledges.

The people who have contributed want others to know how important the Rent Drive is. Every dollar contributed will go to keep the Community Center open for the next year. When the center is open, it can continue to offer affordable classes and activities, the High Noon Nutrition Program can continue to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels, and free services such as firewood delivery and HICAP counseling can continue.

To date, there is a total of $13,059 in cash and pledges. The center must have $36,000 on deposit by June 30, leaving a balance of $22,941.

“It is possible that there are one or two funders who could cover all of this, but this is an opportunity for the community to show they care and demonstrate that all of us working together can make it work. Just $1 from each of you and we could pay the rent and more for the next year,” said Bette Worth, the center’s executive director.

The center’s board of directors is using this year to locate a new home and get it ready for occupancy in 2008. Anyone with ideas or prospects of a new home should contact the center at 273-4961.

People can continue to collect for the rent. Mail “Rent Dollars” to P.O. Box 968, Grass Valley, 95945.

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