Campbell senior center to celebrate 40 years with 2 September events

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Campbell County Senior Center is at 701 Stocktrail Ave. in Gillette.

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Senior Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary of service to seniors with two events later this month.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29, the senior center will hold a sponsored, free luncheon for all Campbell County seniors to thank them for their participation in the center’s programs and services. Tickets are limited due to capacity.

On Sept. 30, the publicly and privately funded community center that serves senior citizens will hold a dinner fundraiser. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a no-host cocktail hour. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and there will be a 8 p.m. “trip down the Senior Center memory lane.” Tickets are $60 for the dinner or two for $100.

In past years, tickets have been priced affordable for seniors, but this year the strategy has changed, Senior Center board member Donna Mankin said at the board’s Aug. 30 meeting. This year’s dinner ticket prices are priced more like those of typical dinner fundraisers in the area, since the senior center has to be “realistic” about the future, she said.

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“We see what others in the community can achieve from their supporters by having a regular fundraiser,” she said.

Over the past four decades, the Campbell County Senior Center has provided a gathering space, home delivered meals, handicap accessible transportation, and home respite and health care for seniors in need.

To get tickets to the fundraiser, call 307-686-0804. To get tickets to the senior lunch, visit the senior center.