AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Wesley Community Center announced that a fundraiser will be held on Friday for the benefit of the senior citizens’ summer excursion to Santa Fe, N.M., as the seniors gather to sell and sample salsa.

“These fundraisers are for the seniors programs trip in August to Santa Fe. Some of them are not fortunate to get out of town and do stuff. So this is our opportunity at least once a year to take them to do something,” said Senior Program Director for South Campus Lucinda Frausto. “They all pick and choose and get together and just a little vacation for them for a couple days”

According to organizers, the fundraiser will be hosted Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center at 1615 S. Roberts St., with participants able to sample and buy from a variety of salsas. There will also be one senior citizen crowned the “Salsa King/Queen” of the event.

Frausto said that their next upcoming fundraiser is in June. It’ll be a masquerade dance for seniors in the community.

The Wesley Community Center is in the works for their south campus location. “We’re in progress of opening it,” said Frausto. “I’m hoping it’ll be open during the summer.”

The Wesley Community Center also posted to social media that it is hiring day and night childcare positions, as well as searching for teachers for summer camp programs planned for 2023. More information can be found on the organization’s website.

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