Sunday, June 16, 2024

Argyle Senior Citizen’s Organization relaunches with a bang

Submitted by Stella McDaniel

It’s not every day that you hear about senior citizens throwing a birthday bash for themselves, but leave it to the Argyle Senior Citizen’s Organization (ASCO) to do just that.

On September 15th, ASCO celebrated its relaunch as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a “birthday bash” marking the group’s new beginning.

Over 50 attendees gathered at the Southwest County Courthouse to partake in the occasion. The menu featured smoked brisket, potato salad, baked beans, sweet tea and birthday cupcakes, proving once and for all that you’re never too old to party.

ESD #1 Fire Chief Ricky Vaughan shared valuable insights about the services they provide, underscoring the importance of community support and assistance that ASCO embodies. The crowd was also introduced to new Argyle Superintendent Dr. Courtney Carpenter, who unveiled the Senior Eagle program. This initiative grants senior citizens in the ISD access to sports, musical, theatrical and school events.

Constable Danny Fletcher got the luncheon off to a patriotic start by leading the pledges, while State Representative Kronda Thimesch provided a glimpse into important upcoming amendments on the next ballot.

The new board members were introduced along with the organization’s new mission statement which seeks to “coordinate and facilitate activities and events that create community support for senior activities, provide fellowship, and develop friendships among disabled and senior citizens.”

However, ASCO’s vision is also committed to giving back to the community, by donating to charities and organizations that align with our values and represent the interests of senior citizens and disabled citizens.

It was revealed at the luncheon that an anonymous donor has offered to match all monetary donations up to $10,000 through the end of the year. As of this column, we’ve already raised half of our budget and we are actively seeking sponsors willing to make a financial contribution, sponsoring tables at our events, providing lunches and share their services with the group, ensuring ASCO’s continued success.

We’re excited to serve and connect with our community and are looking forward to meeting new seniors in the area. So, mark your calendars for our Annual Weenie Roast, on Saturday October 14, at 5 p.m. where you can flaunt your Halloween costume for a chance at prizes. Bring a dessert to share and an unwrapped toy donation to spread some holiday cheer. We will have a “special surprise visitor” so come and find out who!

As we celebrate ASCO’s first “birthday” here’s to ASCO and a bright future for seniors in our community!

For more information contact Sherri Myers at (707) 410-7710.

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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