Make the McKenzie Connection!

VMCC fundraising sprints toward the finish line

VMCC has been hard at work to ensure there are adequate funds to rebuild the Center’s beloved meeting space, destroyed in the Holiday Farm Fire. Through individual donations, grants, in-kind services and fundraising events, VMCC’s goal is within reach, and we want to thank everyone for their generous support over the past 2+ years. But, as difficult it is to lose those last 5 pounds in time for swimsuit season, VMCC struggles to raise a few more dollars before it opens its doors this summer.

Here is how you can help VMCC reach its goal and have lots of fun in the process. Mark your calendars:

1. Attend the 5/6/23 Henry Cooper Trio Blues and Swampytonk Concert at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church. All profits from this free-will-offering event go directly to VMCC’s rebuild campaign. Doors open at 7:00p.m. and refreshments will be served.

2. Ladies of all ages, purchase a $25 ticket to attend the Sip and Shop event at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church on 5/20/23 from 11-2:00p.m. A lovely tea luncheon will be served, and a small number of hand-picked artisans will offer opportunities to purchase beautiful, last-minute Mother’s Day gifts as well. Yes, it is the same day as Late Bloomer’s Garden Club Plant Sale, but we are certain you will have time to attend both! Make it a “perfect spring day.” Contact Gerry Aster: 541-896-3001 or Tammy Pelton: 951-970-0176 for tickets.

3. Participate in a reprise of VMCC’s Drive-Thru Bingo event on 6/17/23. Pick-up and pay for your bingo cards in Cedar Flat and drive east on the McKenzie Highway, stopping along the way to obtain your bingo numbers. Once you arrive at McKenzie Community Track in Blue River, you will be treated to a delicious BBQ lunch and children of all ages can listen to music and play lawn games while waiting to see if they are the Big Bingo Winner! We cannot guarantee you will win, but we do promise you a good time. Volunteers needed. Contact Tammy Pelton: 951-970-0176.

4. Join Joey McGee, acoustic guitarist/singer-songwriter, as he returns to McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church on 7/29/23 at 7:00p.m. for a concert you will not want to miss. Joey comes all the way from College Station, Texas to visit the McKenzie River Valley. All profits from this free will offering event will help put the finishing touches on VMCC’s new building. This is a family-friendly concert and refreshments will be served.

For more information about these events and to learn about other ways to support VMCC, contact Gerry Aster (541-896-3001, [email protected])


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