The 13th annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser this year will celebrate the Wild Wild West, and one lucky attendee may win four VIP seats to a recording of “The Voice” in Los Angeles.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Westside Pavilion in Tuolumne after being held the previous 12 years at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.
The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. and will offer dinner catered by Black Oak Casino Resort’s Seven Sisters restaurant and live music by modern country band Rebel Heart.
A cowboy and cowgirl costume contest will be held along with raffles and auctions. One of the top live auction prizes will be four VIP tickets to see a live recording of “The Voice,” plus a $300 Southwest Airlines credit.
Tickets cost $85 per person or $750 for a premium table for eight.
Tickets can be purchased at the Tuolumne County Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or by calling (209) 533-2622.
The Meals on Wheels program each week provides five home-delivered, nutritious, balanced meals to people 60 and older who are in need.
The event has grown to be the biggest outdoor fundraising event in the county, having raised more than $100,000 net for the Meals on Wheels program, said event Co-chairman Ron Patel in an email. Patel said proceeds from the annual fundraiser account for 25% of the program’s annual operating budget.
For more information on the event, the center or the Meals on Wheels program, go online to www.sierraseniorproviders.org.