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Fall Extravaganza held tonight

The Colley Senior Complex doesn’t typically have a fall fundraiser, but this year, its doing one better — a Fall Extravaganza.

From 6 p.m. to midnight tonight, supporters of the senior center are invited to attend the first Fall Extravaganza held at Clayhill Farms.

“This is the first time we’ve done it, but we hope it will be an annual fundraiser,” said Senior Center Director Janet Motes. “It’s going pretty well, so I feel certain it will happen again.”

Tickets must be purchased to attend the event, but those who hurry may still be able to secure a spot.

Motes said they started with 300 tickets and had less than 25 remaining as of Thursday afternoon.

Tickets are $100 per couple and can be purchased at the Colley Senior Complex.

The event will be an oyster and shrimp party and feature the “Good Times Band” from Columbus, Ga.

The party will be both inside and outside.

Motes said typically, the senior center’s largest fundraising event is the Mardi Gras Gala held each spring. That tradition will still continue, but Motes said she hopes this one will remain, as well.

“We wanted to do something to kick off the holiday season, and we felt this would be a perfect time to do it,” Motes said. “Nobody’s doing a fundraiser this time of year, so we really felt like it was an appropriate time.”

Also, she said it should get everyone in the holiday spirit.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will go to fund the senior center’s programs and supplies.

“Not everybody knows we are only partially funded by the city,” Motes said.

“They pay for capital costs, the building and salaries, but any money for the programs has to be raised by us.”

For more information on the Fall Extravaganza, contact the Colley Senior Complex at 808-8500.