Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Lifestyles

March 23, 2012

Meals on Wheels block party Saturday

GRAYSON — The annual Mayor’s March for Meals campaign will conclude Saturday.

The national campaign is hosted by the Meals on Wheels Association of American, with hundreds of local programs participatin and Grayson’s program has participated since its beginning in 2006.

“Our aim during the month of March is to raise funding and awareness and to recruit new volunteers to work with our programs,” Ed Caudill, director of Grayson Meals on Wheels, said.

On Saturday, the agency will have a bucket brigade from 9 a.m. until noon at the intersection of Main Street and Carol Malone Boulevard.

Kentucky Farmers Bank and Grayson Meals on Wheels will have a block party at 10 a.m. in the Slone’s parking lot. Hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecues will be served, along with baked goos and drinks; proceeds will benefit Grayson Meals on Wheels. A stage will be assembled for live music. Weather permitting, there will be games such as cornhole.

This week, representatives of Mayor George Steele, Carter County Judge-Executive Charles Wallace, Sheriff Casey Brammel, Circuit Clerk Larry Thomason and County Clerk Mike Johnson helped deliver meals on Wednesday; last year, more than 1,600 elected officials participated in the event.

For more information, visit graysonmealsonwheels.com.

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