By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter


There are certain things that must happen before one can truly say it is fall. Football season must be in full swing, temperatures should begin dropping and the Trousdale County Senior Center begins preparing for its annual fundraiser luncheon.

The eighth annual luncheon will be Friday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the senior center on Marlene Street. The traditional lunch includes a hamburger or hotdog plate with chips, pork and beans and a dessert. Tickets are $5.

“All money raised goes to help support our local senior center,” said Director Ginny Hunter. “The senior center uses this money for education, health screening, physical fitness, recreation and events.

“Our senior center has a lot to offer the people of Trousdale County, and all our stuff is free of charge; every once in a while do we ever charge. We are one of the only senior center in Tennessee that does not charge a yearly fee to be a member. Anybody can be a member.”

The senior center will also be hosting a silent auction until 11:30 a.m. Friday. More than 80 items are up for bid including Titan tickets, golf bag, Silpada, propane heater, and more. 

“A lot of people have come together in the community to give us donations,” added Hunter.

Lunches can be to-go orders or delivered, but for those who come by the center on Oct. 4 will be entertained by Dave “Choo Choo” Traini and Lou Crocco. WTNK will be broadcasting Lunchtime with Eleanor during the fundraiser at the center.

“We have a great group of men and women that use the senior center and we are always looking for new members. We hope this is a success so we can continue to offer free services and even add new ones,” said Hunter.

To place advance orders or to-go orders on Friday, call the Trousdale County Senior Center at 374-1102.

Managing Editor Marie Corhern can be reached at 615-374-3556 or email [email protected].