The annual Leroy Miksch Senior Citizens fundraiser, benefiting Needville Senior Citizens, will look a little different this year, but the goal is the same and organizers predict a good turnout.

“This community loves its senior citizens and always supports this fundraiser for them, and we feel this year won’t be any different even though COVID-19 is requiring us to go about the event in a new way,” said fundraiser committee chair Chris Janicek. “We will still have fun and still focus on this very worthy cause.”

A drive-through, fried-chicken meal will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Columbus Hall on Texas 36 South in Needville.

The home-cooked meal prepared by Bub Krejci and crew features fried chicken, buttered potatoes, green beans, a roll, dessert, and iced tea.

Cost is $12 a plate, and no presale tickets are available.

“We’ll keep serving until we run out of food,” Janicek said. “We hope everyone will come out and join with us in supporting our seniors. All proceeds will help fund the Needville Senior Citizen center throughout the year.”

A bake sale and quilt raffle will take place under the front pavilion, with tables arranged to enable social distancing.

“We’ll also have some other items people can purchase,” said Janicek, “but we won’t be able to have our live auction this year due to the pandemic.”

Those items include canned goods such as pickles and jams, as well as handmade afghans and other goodies.

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the pavilion the day of the event and are available now at Prosperity Bank, NewFirst National Bank, Kinfolks Antiques and Western Power.

Cost is $2 each or six for $10.

First prize is two machine-sewn, hand-tacked quilts donated by the Dorcas Community Sewing Circle of Peace Lutheran Church in Rosenberg, and second prize is a pair of Adirondack chairs.

Other prizes include: a $200 gift card; three $100 gift cards, individually awarded; $100 value Taste of Needville, with $25 each to Bayou Boys Po-Boys, Los Charros Mexican restaurant, Star Asian Café, and The Jay Café; and a fleece blanket.

“There will be no live auction this year, so we are happy to welcome any businesses or individuals who would like to help us sponsor this event,” said Janicek. “We have a very dedicated group of volunteers and we’re always glad for more.”

To become a sponsor, or for additional information, call Janicek at 281-468-9314.

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