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Mayors For Meals Day held recently to show support for Wheels on Meals

ROCKWALL - Fate Mayor Bill Broderick and Heath Council Member Julie Zurek showed their support for the “Mayors for Meals Day” March 21 as part of the Rockwall County Committee on Aging’s (RCCOA) “March For Meals” campaign.

This is the 40th anniversary year of the Meals on Wheels program, initiated in 1972 when US President Richard Nixon signed an amendment to the Older American’s Act.

Rockwall County’s Meals on Wheels program provides approximately 160 meals each weekday which are delivered by volunteer drivers.

In 2011 the program provided over 45,000 meals to clients. Meals on Wheels is funded largely by donations from Rockwall County citizens, businesses and restaurants.

To volunteer or sign up, contact the Meals on Wheels office at 972-771-9514 or online at www.rockwallmow.com.

A fundraising golf tournament at Buffalo Creek Golf Club will be held June 8 to support Meals on Wheels. Registration by calling  972-771-9514 or by going online to  www.rockwallmow.com.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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