Bill Basso prepared the delicious shredded smoked pork for the
group. Other volunteers baked pies, set up and helped serve.
In addition to many winter attic and garage clean-out donations from
individuals, the business community of Logan County provided
merchandise and some gift certificates for the auction.
Besides the auction and lunch, some of the senior center's
fundraisers are a bowling event, food sales during the Lincoln Art &
Balloon Festival, bingo at the Illinois Building during the state
fair, Tuesday bingo and sandwiches at the center, and chili and soup
events during the year.
In support of the senior center, Dan White of White Auction Service
provided his service and facility, including space for the lunch
for the fundraiser on Sunday.
It is Dan's 26th year as an auctioneer. The auction house also
provides delivery service. His wife, Pam, runs a wedding decorations
business out of the facility. Business picked up when they moved to
their current building at 501 S. Kickapoo St., and they've done as
many as 40 auctions and nine weddings in a year. He and his wife keep pretty busy year-round.
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Dan said he also farms 1,200 acres, with his son taking over
more of that work these days.
The Oasis Senior Center seeks to provide a place for senior
individuals and groups to meet for social networking, services and
information, and for engagement in and with the community.