Community Village Lawrence to hold Spring Fundraiser
Community Village Lawrence, a local organization developing to help neighbors age in their own homes, would like to announce their first annual spring fundraiser, A Trip Down Memory Lane: 1969 Orange Bowl Revival. The fundraiser will take place on March 2nd from 3 to 6 p.m. inside the Crown Toyota Showroom, 3430 Iowa Street. Special guest Bobby Douglass and emcee Jeremy Taylor will lead attendees in a colorful afternoon of hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, KA Mimms Photography and event photo booth, exciting premiums, and live entertainment. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a couple and include a photo in the event booth, hors d’oeurvres, and an auction bid card. Donations accepted for drinks. Donations to CVL are tax-deductible under the fiscal sponsorship of the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Bobby Douglass is the former University of Kansas football star who led the Jayhawks to a 9–2 record, a share of the Big Eight Conference title and a spot in the 1969 Orange Bowl. He was an All American in 1968 and played in the NFL after playing for the Jayhawks. In 1972, he set the record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in one season while playing with the Chicago Bears. Jeremy Taylor co-hosts Senior Moments on KLWN AM 1320 Saturday mornings at 10:00 with CVL Board Member, Judy Bellome. Jeremy is known locally as "the English guy on the radio".
Community Village will launch a full program of vetted volunteer services, references to vetted service providers, and member social and educational programs in summer 2014. The free services offered with our sample launch in March 2014 will remain free services to the community, but we will be recruiting full members for our program in the summer. Members will pay $50/month for an individual and $75/month for a household of two. Community Village is based on a successful national model for aging in place, the Village model. For more information about this exciting movement, visit the Village to Village Network site.
This fundraiser will provide the final funds to support the full launch of Community Village Lawrence. We are currently raising funds to hire an executive director, vet volunteers, and other operating expenses. We hope to see you at the event!
Visit our Spring Fundraiser page for more details!
Many thanks to our sponsors: