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Seniors enjoy lunch, shopping and Santa

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PAMELA JORDAN, left, wraps gifts with help from her shopping buddy Ronda Thilo at the Senior Santa event put on by the Friends of Seniors. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

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From page B1 | December 16, 2013 |

The Friends of Seniors organization pulled off another very successful Senior Santa event on Dec. 10 at the Placerville Kmart. Thirty local seniors who otherwise would not have been able to give gifts to family and friends, were treated to a full day of festivities beginning with lunch at the Diamond Springs senior nutrition site. After lunch the group experienced a fun-filled shopping adventure that ended with a wrapping party at the Mother Lode Lions Hall and a visit from Santa.

The Friends of Seniors appreciated the collaborative efforts of Kmart. The Placerville store hosted the shopping trip and added an additional $10 to each $100 gift card.

Another key part of the successful Senior Santa event was the large number of volunteers from throughout the county who came out to accompany each senior for the day.

There were also generous monetary gifts received from many individuals and local businesses adding to the success of the occasion for the group of grateful folks.

The Friends of Seniors has a fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation. The fund makes it possible to do more than one gift to the community each year. The friends continue to put in time and efforts into building the fund so that local nonprofit organizations that offer programs and services to the senior population in El Dorado County can receive grants.

This year Friends of Seniors had enough funding to make grants to: Tahoe Senior Plaza — $1,000; Partners in Care — $1,000; and Marshall Community Health Library — $1,000.

To support the Friends of Seniors in its outreach efforts to local seniors or to support any of the other 200 funds benefitting local nonprofits at the El Dorado Community Foundation visit the Website at eldoradocf.org or make a donation to the El Dorado Community Foundation, PO Box 1388, Placerville, 95667. The Foundation is a registered nonprofit and all gifts are tax deductible.

For more information about the foundation contact Pam Hagen at 530-622-5621.

For more information about Friends of Seniors contact Kathi Lishman at 530-626-6323.

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