Senior center to launch 'Save the Kitchen' campaign

Monday, August 8, 2016
The Mountain Home Senior Center is getting ready to kick off their "Save the Kitchen"capital campaign fund raising effort. The money will be used specifically to upgrade the center's kitchen that was originally built with used military equipment in 1984. A glimpse into the kitchen last month showed outdated cabinets and counter tops that need to be replaced soon.

by Tim Bondy

Mountain Home News

The kitchen at the Mountain Home Senior Center that serves up about 2,000 meals a month to local residents needs a total makeover. The estimated cost for refurbishing the center's kitchen is $265,000, but senior center officials ultimately want to build a 900-square-foot addition onto the center to house the new kitchen.

With an estimated cost of $100,000 to build the extension -- which doesn't include funding to buy the new kitchen equipment and complete the required remodeling, rewiring and plumbing -- the center is kicking off a capital campaign. The effort will consist of a series of fund raising and community outreach activities focused specifically on collecting the funds needed for the kitchen.

The local senior center first opened its doors in ...

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