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Great Pumpkin Shoot Provides 27,000 Meals for Homebound Seniors

By: Margie Taylor
| Published 10/23/2023

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CONROE, TX -- The 8th Annual Great Pumpkin Shoot, with Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) was a SOLD-OUT event and was able to secure funds to provide over 27,000 meals to homebound local seniors in our community, 22% increase over last year! It was another beautiful day on the course at Abel’s Sporting and Gun Club in the majestic Piney Woods of Huntsville with 48 teams participating.

Although the event was earlier in October, the outcome was successful with an incredible auction, delicious food catered by Honor Café, and many teams of shooters who came to enjoy the day while supporting Meals on Wheels Montgomery County.

“We had an incredible turnout for this event, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our generous sponsors, participants, and volunteers,” stated Carrie Watkins, coordinator for the event and Director of Community Development for Meals on Wheels Montgomery County. “It was heart-warming to watch our guests as they got to listen to the trembling voices of our seniors saying thank you for caring about me… that’s the real heart behind what these sponsorships and donations mean, and we are grateful to everyone involved for coming together to impact the lives of our homebound senior neighbors.”

Top winning shooters on the Waterway Wealth Management Course:

  • 1st Place Men Telegistics Team: Clyde Messer, Gary Price, Hayes Garrett, Keith Talley

  • 1st Place Women- Cowboy Kia: Amanda Tompkins, Christi Lasater, Kayla Tucker, Kim Tackett

Top winning shooters on the Waterway Wealth Management Course:

  • Ist place -Team Aloha: Roger Kolas, Brian Gremminger, Andrew Garay, Brian Richardson

No Women Team on this Course

Cowboy Kia was Presenting Sponsor with Teligistics, Woodforest National Bank, Milstead Corporation, Howard Hughes, Waterway Wealth Management, Western Midstream, Tachus Fiber Internet, AGL Coaching, Insperity, Specialists in Rehabilitation Travis W. Hird, MD, Pratt Hydraulics, Entergy, North American Metals, Gullo Dealerships, Underwater Technology Services, Mid-South Fiber Internet, Pratt Hydraulics, Commissioner Robert Walker, Commissioner Charlie Riley, B Sloan Law, and #LiveLikeJack among some of the other sponsors.

MOWMC provides more than just a meal to homebound seniors. Volunteers provide a friendly face and a social visit as well as a safety check. These visits play a critical role in preventing depression and other health issues associated with isolation. Seniors look forward to their meal delivery which brings conversation and much-needed connection.

Each $150 dollars donated feeds a senior for an entire month. MOWMC can deliver meals to a homebound senior for an entire year lower than the cost of one day in a hospital or ten days in a nursing home. Donate online at https://www.mowmc.org/donate.

Since 1973, MOWMC has had a successful history of delivering meals to local homebound seniors, delivering 31,000 meals monthly. Volunteers deliver meals along ninety routes throughout the 1,000 square miles of Montgomery County. Additionally,

MOWMC’s curb-to-curb transportation service provides more than 17,000 rides to individuals with disabilities and seniors annually. With a mission to foster independence and maintain the dignity of each homebound senior by providing nutritious meals, transportation, and caring connections, MOWMC can always use additional volunteers and donations. More information about Meals on Wheels Montgomery County can be found at www.mowmc.org or on the Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/MealsonWheelsMC

Volunteers needed to help with delivering meals, events, prepare mailings, and assist with program needs. Start a food drive, have your group make breakfast bags to donate, or hold your corporate team building as an office workday at the Meals on Wheels office. Email Lisa Varholy, Volunteer Relations at Lisa@mowmc.org or view www.mowmc.org/volunteer/ for details.

More information about Meals on Wheels Montgomery County can be found at www.mowmc.org or on the Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/MealsonWheelsMC.

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