FSGC benefits from new lunchtime event

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topekans will sink their teeth into a delicious lunch and help thousands of northeast Kansas children on Friday.

The inaugural Family Service & Guidance Center Meals for Mental Health event will be held October 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 5901 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka. Proceeds will benefit the FSGC Therapeutic Play Park, a playground that will allow children ages 5-12 with mental health issues learn important social and emotional skills.

“Play is where most children learn to share, take turns, cooperate and manage conflict on their own,” Brenda Mills, FSGC CEO, said. “Children with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues have a hard time learning these skills and need additional opportunities.

Admission is $17. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Supporters are highly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at FSGCtopeka.com/meals.

Ticket holders have their choice of the sizzling 6-oz. sirloin with green beans and a baked potato; a delicious grilled pork chop with green beans and a baked potato; or a light, fresh grilled chicken salad. All meals will also come with a soft drink and Texas Roadhouse’s legendary rolls and cinnamon butter.

In addition, a raffle will be held for a variety of valuable and hard-to-get items including tickets to the KU-Northern Colorado basketball game, Straight No Chaser at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, the Kansas State-Baylor football game, Branford Marsalis at the Lied Center in Lawrence and much more.

Family Service & Guidance Center is a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of mental health services to over 12,000 children, adolescents and families each year. FSGC has been serving Shawnee County and Northeast Kansas since 1904. For more information about Meals for Mental Health or any of the programs or services offered at Family Service & Guidance Center, contact Pam Evans, Director of Marketing and Development, at 785.232.7902 or pevans@fsgctopeka.com.

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