The historic Cactus Hotel in San Angelo was the site for a book signing benefiting Meals for the Elderly. This event was made possible by a local connection to famous designer Richard Keith Langham. Kelly Jelensperger, who serves on the board of Meals for the Elderly asked her long-time friend if he would also speak at the book signing, to which he gladly agreed.
The goal for the event was to sell 300 tickets, which organizers said they came very close to doing. Beyond that, book sales also factor in. All proceeds from the ticket sales, as well as book sales are being used to fund Meals for the Elderly. The program has no state or federal funding, it is all local, community based. As the program is community funded, it’s worth noting that their regulalry scheduled annual fundraiser is right around the corner, set for the spring.
“Our Mardis Gras event,” said Dannielle Dunagan, Meals for the Elderly Marketing and Event Director. “So it’s one of our annual fundraisers. This is our 19th annual fundraiser for the mardis gras and it’s March 5th.”
For more information on Meals for the Elderly, visit their website.