After being postposed in 2021 by Covid-19, the planned Love a Senior Day event will take placed June 10 at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Belleville.
Hosts say public interest is strong with more than 30 vendors registered prior to major promotion of the event.
The Uncle Gene Foundation, a new public charity founded by longtime Belleville teacher and gerontologist Eugene Verdu, will serve as a Gold Sponsor.
Gene Verdu (shown) died on March 12. He had dedicated his life as a missionary, teacher, gerontologist, and advocate for needy children. He was a strong supporter of LASD and insisted the event move forward, and the foundation live on in his name.
People who have already signed up as a sponsor or a vendor will have their registration carry forward.
Groups that were sponsoring the event will continue to be marketed in all promotions until the Love a Senior Day event, hosts say.
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