By CATHY MOUNCE
Register Staff Writer
With over 32,449 meals delivered since October 2012 via the Cooke County Meals on Wheels program, the recent golf tournament fundraiser held to benefit the program provided over a 1,000 more meals with over $9,500 raised at the annual event. The estimated cost for each meal is $5.
A check for $5,000 was presented to the local organization Wednesday for immediate use with $4,500 held in reserve for future needs.
Executive director of Meals on Wheels of Texoma Greg Pittman said, “We are so fortunate that the tournament was such a great success.”
At the presentation were Pat Stelzer, Executive director Greg Pittman, local advisor board president Debbie Nini and golf tournament coordinator Giles Walterscheid.
The organization is also asking for more volunteers to assist in delivering hot lunches to seniors and homebound residents of Cooke County.
By CATHY MOUNCE
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