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Meals on Wheels East Texas to host 50th Anniversary Golden Gala 

Meals on Wheels East Texas to host 50th Anniversary Golden Gala 

Local nonprofit kicks off its 50th year of ministry in East Texas October 7 with a gala at the new W.T. Brookshire Conference Center.


Tyler, TX, 9/13/23:

Meals on Wheels East Texas delivered its first meal on October 15, 1973. Fifty years later, the organization is still dedicated to the same mission but has gone from serving 30 clients in Tyler at onset to over 2700 today across seven counties.

Executive Director Tiffany Damskov shared, “Over the years, we have experienced challenges and triumphs, but through it all, our commitment to delivering nutritious meals and companionship to those in need has continued. We invite the community to come together to honor our shared history and look forward to securing a sustainable future, as we embark on the next 50 years of serving with love and compassion.”

The Golden Gala will include a VIP Golden Hour at 5:30pm for VIP ticket holders with doors opening at 6:30pm for dinner, live and silent auctions, and words for tomorrow.

Gala Support:

Development Director Collin Taylor said, “We are so grateful to those companies and individuals who have already signed up to sponsor our 50th Anniversary Golden Gala! We continue to add items to our silent and live auctions each day, so check our event site often to see all the great items donated.”


The organization offers several appealing items for the auctions such as Dallas Symphony Orchestra tickets, a New York City Long Weekend trip, Rangers and Astros signed memorabilia, custom artwork created by a Tyler Meals on Wheels client, a Puerto Vallarta trip, and much more.


“It is so meaningful to dream about the possibilities regarding the bright future of Meals on Wheels East Texas in service to our older East Texans.  Our goal is to raise more than $200,000.  We are well on our way, but we need the support of our community to get there. These funds will be used to offset the impact of inflation on the cost of food and fuel that threatens to constrain us daily.”


Invitation to Act Now:

Mark your calendar for October 7, 2023, and plan to join the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and even a few clients of Meals on Wheels East Texas for the 50th Anniversary Golden Gala. 


About Meals on Wheels East Texas:

Meals on Wheels East Texas serves over 2700 clients lunch each weekday in Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties.  For more information about the organization’s upcoming event, visit the Golden Gala page at or call (903)593-7385.

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