Seniors serve up breakfast for annual trip fundraiser

Skyler Jones

October 7, 2013

LAURINBURG — Occupants of Cedar Trace Landing Apartments on Oct. 5 served bacon, eggs and pancakes in an effort to raise money for an annual senior trip.

The breakfast was held from 8-11:30 a.m. in the community room.

Occupants donated supplies for the fundraiser such as eggs, bacon and pancake mix. Resident Gloria Powell said local businesses donated accessories like cups and syrup holders.

Betty Shoemaker, also a resident, manned the table and took orders at a table outside the community room.

“All the residents have all participated and several from outside have come in,” said Shoemaker.

Orders were passed on to Maggie McNeil, who relayed them to the ladies on cooking duty led by Louise Everett, a coordinator of the event.

The trip is funded by the Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation in Raleigh. The money raised from the fundraiser will help with extra expenses on the trip. Options for this year’s trip in the spring are Myrtle Beach, Amish Country or Savannah, GA.

The breakfast was not just a fundraiser, but an opportunity for the elderly in the unit to work together.

“Here where I live we work together as an elderly group,” said resident Joan Harrison, “where all our talents are being utilized. Every year we have a senior citizen trip and in order to qualify we as elderly participate and give 100 volunteer hours a year. We had a fundraiser last year. And we look forward to having many many more.”

An additional fundraiser will be a raffle beginning on Oct. 25. A $1 ticket buys a chance at winning $100 and a $50 gas card.

Skyler Jones is a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke who works as an intern for The Laurinburg Exchange.