Local seniors treated to lunch by LCRA employees

Senior citizens in Brady recently enjoyed a free lunch as part of an “LCRA Day” at the Sunset Senior Activity Center. Seniors from the McCulloch County Helping Hands Center were treated to lunch as well. The Lower Colorado River Authority employees donated $450 for the event, which featured door prizes and a fried fish lunch, a favorite of the seniors. The donation also paid for lunches delivered to 60 area homebound individuals through the center’s program. The McCulloch County Senior Citizens Association provides meals regularly at the center as well as providing meals to the seniors at the Helping Hands Center in Brady. Association officials hope the LCRA-sponsored event will raise awareness about the center’s services. In addition to the nutrition program, the center offers monthly blood pressure checks. Seniors also can play bingo and can attend game night on Tuesday nights, with everyone bringing a favorite covered dish. “The LCRA Day is a great way for us to reach the senior citizens in the community,” said Evelyn Pitcox, site manager for the Sunset Center. “Many of the residents in the area don’t know what a wonderful center this is and what a great time we have here.” “LCRA employees really like hosting these LCRA Days,” said Evelyn Herzog, an LCRA community outreach coordinator. “We feel that the companionship the seniors receive at events such as this is important, in addition to learning about the services that centers like this offer.” The $450 donation came from employees at the General Office Complex through the LCRA’s Employees’ United Charities program and from the General Office Employees’ Activity Committee. LCRA employees who participate in the United Charities program voluntarily donate up to two hours of pay monthly to support the program and then decide how the funds are spent. United Charities contributes an average of $275,000 annually, supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout LCRA’s service area.

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