The Enterprise Ledger included the news of the club's Dress Drive to replenish the formal wear inventory just before the 2016 prom season begins in the Wiregrass. Read more in the article by Jennifer Calhoun here.
Dozens of dresses were donated by community members to support the dress lending program. Tearful stories were shared as one donor purchased a dress the day of the event just to support the group that knew her father so well. He had been a vendor for many years at the Hollyday Bazaar and memories were shared of his relationship with the club. Another retired spouse gathered dresses from her friends after seeing the Dress Drive featured on Live at Lunch. Stories like these make the club's work so rewarding for everyone involved from the committee chairs that manage the closet all the way to the ladies sharing their dress photos.
The Fairy Godmother Project benefits the donor and the recipient! No need to move that formal dress again if you don't plan to wear it! The Fairy Godmothers are happy to take it off your hands and share it with your fellow spouses or a special teen for prom or homecoming! Just let us know where to meet you and we will happily clear your closet of formal dresses! The Fairy Godmothers accept accessories, shoes and wraps too!
The Fort Rucker Community Spouses’ Club announces their annual Sweetheart Bingo. Sweetheart Bingo is a fantastic annual philanthropic event hosted by the FRCSC. This year's Sweetheart Bingo is on Tuesday, February 23, at the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
The club is preparing to host participants from fourteen senior citizen centers from Enterprise, Ozark, and Daleville to attend again this year. What started as a small-scale bingo event, with snacks and prizes, has blossomed into an event with nearly 400 feisty bingo-playing senior citizens. Participants enjoy a hot breakfast, snacks, 7 big bingo prizes such as last year’s Big TV prize, 4 special prizes, and 80 to 90 door prizes. Big bingo prizes are sponsored by the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop and door prizes are donated by local Wiregrass businesses. Leslie Edens, the event’s coordinator says “When the day is done, there will be 400 smiling faces and 800 cups of coffee served, made possible by the kindness of dozens of volunteers. It is a hectic, fun, and heartfelt morning for all.” Last year the event brought about 350 participants and the club anticipates about 400 this year. The dozens of volunteers from the club’s membership as well as community volunteers pour coffee, assist with bingo cards, and enjoy time with valuable members of senior community.
Seniors interested in attending can RSVP through the Senior Center Directors