Loafer's Week Helps Keep Auxvasse Community Center Afloat

6 years 4 months 1 day ago Monday, February 20 2012 Feb 20, 2012 Monday, February 20, 2012 1:07:00 PM CST February 20, 2012 in News
By: Ashley Carr
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AUXVASSE - Auxvasse kicked off its 52nd Loafer's Week Monday, bringing together town citizens to eat, chat, and socialize. When it began in 1960, Loafer's Week was "a time after all of winter. It was for people to, kind of, get together, play cards, dominoes, whatever," said Community Hall board member Linda Shockley.

Now, Loafer's Week is more than just getting back in touch with old friends; it means helping keep Auxvasse Community Hall on its feet. "Three years ago, the community center started having a hard time making ends meet. So, to keep it afloat, the board decided that we would have a 50/50 raffle to help raise money. We want people to have a place to come and rent if they need it," said Shockley. With the raffle, the winner takes half the proceeds and the community center gets the other half.

"It's a small town. I had my friend's birthday party here and the reception for my grandma's funeral here at the hall," said volunteer Emily Tobaka. Tobaka and some of her eighth grade classmates came to volunteer at Loafer's Week. "It's fun because you get to see everyone in the community. People usually don't come out, but they do for Loafer's Week," Tobaka said.

While Tobaka and her classmates served drinks, the community members enjoyed barbecue pork sandwiches provided by the Auxvasse Presbyterian Church. The church is one of six organizations to participate in Loafer's Week. A different meal is provided for each day of the week, and with every meal purchase, the customer is entered into a drawing for $25 in cash. The list of organizations and the schedule of meals can be seen here.

Shockley said each organization pays a $50 rental fee throughout the week, making the profit before the 50/50 raffle $300. Last year, the hall made $100 dollar profit from the raffle.

Shockley said this will help because there are some months where no one rents the hall at all. "We hope the amount of rentals of the hall will go up in the summer, it usually does," Shockley said. Though the hall has had financial troubles, Shockley said she doesn't think the hall will ever close.

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