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Senior Variety Show Awards Proceeds to Community Senior Programs

From the left, Pat Meek, board president of the Senior Variety Show, congratulates this year’s grant recipients of the 26th Annual Senior Variety Show net proceeds. Representing their agencies are: Joyce Hornstein of the Ballard Community Performing Arts Association, Jodi Stumbo of The Bridge Home, and Ted Huiatt of the Ames Ecumenical Housing Incorporation. These organizations are applying their grant money to help seniors in our community in the following ways:

Ballard Community Performing Arts Association sponsors a community band and chorus that performs in Story County. The majority of members are seniors who enjoy performing and contributing to the arts in their communities.

The Bridge Home assists in locating housing and community resources for clients facing homelessness in Story County. This includes seniors whose homeless numbers have doubled in the past year.

Ames Ecumenical Housing, Inc. is an interfaith alliance that administers two apartment housing options for seniors in Ames: Keystone and Stonehaven. The grant money will provide Thanksgiving, Christmas parties/dinners, and monthly birthday socials to encourage companionship and emotional welfare of the residents.

The Senior Variety Show has netted nearly $220,000 for senior projects since 1995, thanks to performing seniors and dedicated volunteers, generous community businesses, and appreciative audiences. The next 27th Annual Senior Variety Show is scheduled for August 2023 at Ames City Auditorium. Please consider applying for a senior grant in advance or being a part of the show itself. For further info” 515-292-9394 or

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