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Seniors getting creative to fix Community Center roof


March 28, 2018

PAT TUNGETT holds a yardstick with quarters attached, which is a start to the Quarter Mile Race for the Roof she and others have organized at the Sweet Home Senior Center. Behind her, Senior Center members organize items for a fabric sale, another fund-raiser for the roof.

In the sewing room off the foyer in the Sweet Home Senior Center Friday morning, half a dozen women are busily inspecting and sorting fabric and other notions.

They're preparing for a fund-raiser planned for a date yet to be set, at the end of April.

Their purpose is to raise money to fix the roof of the Community Center, in which the Senior Center is located, along with the Sweet Home Boys & Girls Club.

The fabric sale is one of two efforts under way to raise some $16,000 for roof repairs.

The other is a "Quarter Mile Race for the Roof" dreamed up by retired schoolteacher Pat Tung...

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