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Wheels N Thrills 2014

The 2014 Wheels N Thrills Expo will be rumbling in the falls the weekend.  Patterson’s Family of Dealerships and Newschannel 6 is teaming up for the event, and while you are there you can even help a good cause.

March is a huge month for the Meals and Wheels program.  Nationwide, March is known as March for Meals.  Rather than paying an admission fee to get into the event, all you have to do is make a $2 donation to the program.  This small donation can make such an impact on The Kitchen.

Jackie Riley, Director of Marketing and Development for The Kitchen said, “We take care of an average of 750 seniors right here is Wichita Falls each day, Monday through Friday.”

She explained they have 52 routes volunteers cover each week in Wichita Falls.  It takes 250 volunteers to deliver to ever senior in the Meals and Wheels program.

“We provide a lunch time meal everyday to the seniors in our community,” Riley said.

The Kitchen has the meals they provide approved by a nutritionist because they are required to give the seniors in the program a third of their nutritional requirement.  This is calculated for someone who is over 60-years-old.

Riley said every $5 that is donated to the program is equal to one meal for a senior in the community.  If they give 750 seniors a meal every day, that will cost $3,750 a day.

Riley said the Wheels and Thrills Expo was a perfect way for them to kick off the “March for Meals” campaign. 

“One of the other things we would like to encourage the public to do is to go ahead and buy their annual fish fry tickets from us this weekend,” she said.

Newschannel 6 will be at the event all weekend.  On Saturday the event is from 10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m.  On Sunday the event will start at 11:00a.m. and wrap up at 5:00p.m. at the Ray Chlymer Exhibit Hall.

So head on out on Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, Sunday, March 9th!  You will have a great time and donate to a great cause.

Alexandra McClung, Newschannel 6
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