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Style in Action fashion show raises money for Meals on Wheels

Sam Pearce, executive director of The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area, was a server during a previous Style in Action Luncheon and Spring Style Show. The event, slated for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, raises money for Meal on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties. File photo

Food, fashion, and charity are always in style, but there are only a few tickets remaining for the Style in Action Luncheon and Spring Style Show on May 1.

The annual event benefits Meals On Wheels, which is overseen by Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties.

Last year’s style show drew about 200 attendees, and this year’s already has 240 people registered, leaving few seats remaining inside Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be reserved online or in person at Marble Falls boutiques participating in the event, including:

Ciao Bella, 309 Main St.

XLR8 Marble Falls, 900B Main St.

Salem’s Fashions, 514 U.S. 281

Blair’s Western Wear, 2501 U.S. 281

Eve Couture, 206 Main St.

• Madlyn’s, 2106 U.S. 281

Style in Action Luncheon and Spring Style Show attendees will find a number of silent auction items on which to bid. Proceeds from the May 1 event benefits the Meal on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties. Tickets are $40 per person and available online and at a number of participating boutiques. File photo

The site of the fundraiser, Lakeside Pavilion, is at Lakeside Park, where ongoing construction has parking lots in poor shape. To help those attending the event, Smart Wheels Golf Carts is providing golf carts to get people from their cars to the door.

Once inside, lunch will be catered by Susie Pell and includes a mixed spring salad with raspberry vinaigrette, smoked turkey and feta cheese, a roll, and a sour cream pound cake with lemon drizzle for dessert. Former Burnet Mayor Gary Wideman will be master of ceremonies. Local and county officials will be serving as distinguished gentlemen.

The event is fun and entertaining, but at its core is an important issue to seniors and veterans who rely on Meals on Wheels.

“We have over nine hundred volunteers in (Burnet and Williamson) counties, but we always need more because some only volunteer once a month or once a week,” said Lauren McAndrews, director of Development for Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties, about volunteer drivers. “We believe in taking care of our neighbors in need.”

That includes providing meals to people to allow them to remain in their homes or even feed themselves and a pet, who might be their only companion.

McAndrews recalled a man who recently passed away at the age of 94 who was able to remain in his home because of the Meals On Wheels program. The organization also has a pet program so people aren’t rationing their food and sharing with their pets.

“Before (one person) got on the Meals On Wheels program, she was sharing food with her cat because she didn’t have enough money for medicine, cat food, and food for herself,” McAndrews said. “We found that unacceptable. Our pet program provides for pet food, litter, vaccinations, and emergency medical treatments so seniors have their companions.”

For those who can’t attend, donations may be made toward meals for seniors on the event’s ticket website. To learn more about Meals On Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties, visit its website.

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