WESTERLY — Farmers’ market certificates are now available for low-income seniors in the Westerly area. Seniors may be eligible for one booklet of three $5 certificates if they are 60 or older and meet income guidelines. To receive farmers’ market certificates, seniors must appear in person to sign for themselves. To receive certificates, stop in to see Edie Jacobson, our Mealsite manager.
Certificates may be used at any Rhode Island farmers’ market stand that accepts them for purchases of locally grown fruits or vegetables. For example, seniors can’t purchase oranges as they are not grown in Rhode Island. Westbay Community Action will bring produce to the center later in the summer that can be purchased with the certificates.
Bea Smith’s “Your Traveling Fashion Show” will hold a Special Truckload Sale at the Senior Center on Thursday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers can save up to 75 percent on Alfred Dunner, Rafael, and Mackintosh merchandise, handbags and much more. Join friends and fellow members for a fashionable fun day of browsing, buying, and good times. Bea Smith’s accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, and cash.
The Knights of Columbus breakfast will be held on Sunday, July 15, from 7 to 11 a.m. The menu varies from month to month. Tickets are $7.
Project Outreach of Westerly, sponsored by the VFW and DAV, will offer assistance on Tuesday at 11 a.m. A representative will be available to help with Department of Veterans Affairs disability claims and health benefits.
The senior center Summer Raffle has begun and will run through Sept. 15. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets outside the various stores that allow us to sell on their premises. To volunteer for few hours for a one-hour session or several during the summer, contact any of the chairmen: Marcella Bartolo, Sally Gagnon, Carl Jerard, George Routhier, or Jim Varas.