Fundraisers & Events
Bakeless Bake Sale Fundraiser takes place every January. Just as it sounds, the bake sale is a way for people to contribute without going through the burden of actually baking a pie, cake or cookies. The sum of the ingredients or any amount of contribution is always greatly appreciated.
Valentine’s Day Party takes place the second week in February. Each year the Buchanan Area Senior Center celebrates Valentine’s Day with a fun afternoon party with snacks and games and lots of good friends.
Volunteer Appreciation Open House takes place in April during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The Center honors its many volunteers with a special thank you lunch and door prizes.
Dinner Fundraisers - Throughout the year the Board of Directors prepares and organizes several dinner fundraisers from Polish Sausage Buffets to Taco Dinners and Swiss Steak Suppers, each tasting better than the other and all to help our Center meet its annual goals.
B.A.S.C. Farmers’ Market Bake Sale takes place from June to October on the second Saturday of the month. The Farmers’ Market Bake Sale is a once a month fundraiser where many generous volunteers bake pies, cakes, cookies, breads and muffins for the center to sell at the market.
Special Field Trips, throughout the year, BASC organizes various day trips to regional destinations. Recent trips went to Meijer Gardens and Meyer May House in Grand Rapids and the Kokomo Opalescent Glass in Kokomo, Indiana.
Senior Day at Berrien County Youth Fair takes place in the second week in August. It is our way of showcasing our senior’s talents and creativity in many categories of arts and crafts. All are welcome to participate and enter their creative items.
Annual Senior Picnic - In September while the weather is still magnificent, we enjoy our annual senior picnic with good eats, fun games and generous door prizes.
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser Fiesta takes place in October and is a collaboration with the local Buchanan-Galien Lion’s Club. We play till our heart’s content hoping to be the winner and enjoy a fiesta of fun Mexican food.
Travelling Eucher Tournament. A few times per year, BASC participates in a traveling Eucher tournament that rotates between the Senior Centers of Berrien County.
Annual Christmas Bazaar gives us all a chance to rent tables and show off our crafts and talents. We enthusiastically do our Holiday shopping and each collects one-of-a-kind and unique gifts to put under the tree.
New Year’s Party – We like to ring in the New Year with friends and family at the Center each year with prizes, fun and great food.