The Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center is in need of a new vehicle for its transportation of center residents to events and to and from medical appointments.
A Thurs., May 4 after-hours social sponsored by the Chugiak-Eagle River Women In Business in the senior center’s dining hall is designated to add funds to the senior center’s effort to purchase a new van.
“We probably will not generate enough revenue to completely pay for a new van, but this event will help add to the monies needed for this project,” Sandra Porter said.
Porter is a member of the local WIB group. She is the lead member sponsor of the event which is scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thurs., May 4.
Other sponsors include Durst Custom Cabinets and Woodworking, Cozy Interiors of Eagle River, Lillian Person of Chugiak who specializes in photo scanning of large projects and is owner of Comset Fisheries. Becky Durst of Whatnot Consignment shop in Eagle River is also planning to attend.
Vendors do not have to be members of the local WIB organization to participate.
Non-member vendor spots are $30. Member vendor spots are $20. Residents of the senior center are also eligible for the $20 vendor spot.
Different WIB members sponsor after-hours social events each month, except for the summer months. The after-hours events are designated as an opportunity for members to mingle and network as well as introducing non-members to the organization designed to help local businesswomen.
Interested vendors apply online at this URL: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rlyw7rrab&oeidk=a07ee1any82feb64be3
The May 4 event offers complimentary food, beer and wine prepared by the senior center’s kitchen staff.
There is no entry fee to attend the event.
Porter said of the 40 vendor spots available, 23 were reserved as of April 11. She suggests interested vendors apply soon as the event will allow only one of a kind in each category.
Editor’s Note: I am a member of the Chugiak-Eagle River Women in Business and will assume duties of board secretary this summer. The ECHO News has reserved a vendor spot for this worthwhile event and is delighted to be to support the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center.