Sutherlin Senior Center needs funds for structural repairs

The Sutherlin Senior Center building is old, and the Center is fundraising money to fix the many repairs needed.

Posted: Jan 10, 2018 5:31 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2018 6:16 PM

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - The Sutherlin Senior Center is fundraising to repair a few things in their building.

The building is over 100-years-old, so granted, they've started to see some problems over the years. There are little things here and there, but the staff at the center said the biggest thing that needs to be fixed is the floor.

In order to raise the money for the repairs, they'll be asking both corporate and private entities for donations, auctioning off themed baskets for each month such as a Valentine's themed basket. They will also be holding one big event per month.

Staff said the center is such an important part of the Douglas County community. They said they see residents not just from Sutherlin, but from Oakland, Roseburg, and other nearby towns.

”We’re just a really active center, I can’t imagine where people would be going if they didn’t have someplace here in the town to come to," said Linda Allen Neal, the president of the Board of Directors for the Senior Center.

Neal said they host an assortment of activities, from multiple nights of Bingo to a pool room, library, boutique, and approved kitchen making it an active place that welcomes all.

Membership is just $1 a year, and non-members are welcome to participate in things like Bingo for a small fee.

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