Nov. 13 fundraiser planned for Cleveland Meals on Wheels

A large crowd turned out to last year's First Responders Appreciation Luncheon, held at the Cleveland Senior Citizens Center on Sept. 18. (File photo)

Texas Elite Hospice is partnering with Pace-Stancil Funeral Home and the Health Center of Southeast Texas to raise funds for Cleveland Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program.

A Nov. 13 fundraiser will be held at the senior citizens center at 221 Peach Ave. with all proceeds going toward toward Meals on Wheels.

Every month, Cleveland Senior Citizens Center provides meals to 1,000 aging residents, many homebound, while only receiving funding for 306, according to Kem Kirkham-Arnold with Texas Elite Hospice.

“They have to come up with the rest. That also includes transportation, the building upkeep, staff and utilities,” Kirkham-Arnold said.

The Nov. 13 fundraiser will include performances by the Cowpatty Daddies, made up of musicians who play with the Southern Breeze Band, including County Judge Jay Knight, and Clifton Donato and the La La Kings. Cowpatty Daddies will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Donato and the La La Kings will entertain from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Hot, tasty chicken and sausage gumbo cooked by Steve Primeaux with Texas Elite Hospice will be sold for $10 per meal, which includes rice, crackers, drink and desserts. Bluebonnet News Editor Vanesa Brashier is donating bread puddings.

Kirkham-Arnold says she is still looking for more $250 sponsors, so anyone with an interest should email her at

Liberty County EMS, Bluebonnet News and KORG Radio are also contributing their services to the event.

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