For the past six months the Tri-County Senior Center has focused on raising funds to operate the building and having fun at the same time.

Now, senior center fundraiser Clarice Gerling said an old-fashioned cake walk will be the centerpiece of the family Christmas dinner at the senior center, 800 W. Union.

The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s a fun-raiser, not a fundraiser,” Gerling said.

The cost is $5 at the door, which includes the holiday luncheon to be served at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost for children under age 3.

The lunch will be a child-oriented meal of chicken nuggets, french fries and a vegetable.

“There will be lots of cookies,” Gerling added.

Activities include face painting, Christmas caroling and door prizes.

“I have two bicycles for door prizes,” Gerling said, “and other good things.”

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be there to visit with each child and pose for photos. Photos will be printed at the center and children can take their picture when they leave. There is no charge for the photos.

Santa also will have a stocking filled with goodies for each child.

Anyone who would like to donate a cake for the cake walk is asked to deliver it to the senior center at approximately 10 a.m. the day of the event.