Farmers market vouchers available to seniors


By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register



POINT PLEASANT — Vouchers for local farmer’s markets will be available to eligible senior citizens next week in five different locations, according to Renae Riffle, executive director of the Mason County Action Group.

The vouchers will be accepted at the markets after July 1. There is a limit of one voucher booklet per household, with each booklet including seven $4 vouchers, for a total of $28.

Those receiving the vouchers must be 60 years or older, have identification showing proof of Mason County residency, and meet the qualifying household income. Monthly income for a single member household is $1,832; family of two, $2,470; family of three, $3,108; and family of four, $3,747.

Anyone unable to obtain vouchers themselves can assign a proxy, Riffle said. The proxy must have a note from the senior citizen, identification, and the participant’s identification showing proof of residency and income.

Vouchers will be available at the following locations, dates and times:

  • June 27 through July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gene Salem Senior Center, 101 Second St., Point Pleasant;
  • June 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ashton Baptist Church, 10230 Ashton Upland Road, Ashton;
  • June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Leon Town Hall, 136 Main Street, Leon;
  • June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mason Senior Center, Second and Horton streets, Mason; and,
  • June 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Corner Café, Rt. 62 and Sandhill Road, Letart.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

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