King County earmarks $20k for senior center

The Ballard NW Senior Center will receive $20,000 from King County next year, up 25 percent from 2011. King County Council member Larry Phillips, who represents Ballard on the Metropolitan King County Council, helped secure these funds in the 2012 budget.

“Low income seniors depend upon the Ballard Senior Center for meals and activities and the Ballard Senior Center depends on funding from King County to keep providing essential programs,” said Phillips. “I am pleased we were once again able to fund the Ballard Senior Center which plays such a valuable role enabling seniors to be engaged in our community and connected to services that improve their quality of life.”

Photo courtesy the Ballard NW Senior Center

The Ballard NW Senior Center must raise 72 percent of its annual operating budget. One of their big fundraisers is the holiday bazaar which is coming up tomorrow and Saturday. There will be Christmas decorations, antiques, crafts and plenty of food.

The bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Ballard NW Senior Center (5429 32nd Ave NW).

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