Heartbeat 02-23-14

Published 02/21 2014 04:01PM

Updated 02/23 2014 10:53PM

By Allison Morrison

(LUBBOCK, TX) - For 25 years, folks across the South Plains have been eating beans and cornbread for a good cause.

“It’s one of the best events I’ve been to in town,” Becky Postar said.

There’s a good chance you’ve been to the Mayors’ Beans and Cornbread Luncheon in the past, or at least heard of the event.

But you might not know about the good cause behind all that good stuff you pile on your plate.

“Hospice provides a critical service for people that are in the latter stages of life that have an illness,” Andy Montgomery said.

Hospice of Lubbock is the only non-profit hospice in Lubbock County.

“The comfort that they provide both the patient and the family during that time is invaluable,” Montgomery added.

In all, Hospice of Lubbock serves 19 counties and nearly 10 percent of their patient care is provided by fundraising dollars.

“They will not turn anyone away for lack of ability to pay,” Montgomery said.

That’s why events like the Mayors’ Beans and Cornbread Luncheon are so important to Hospice of Lubbock.

Montgomery and Postar are organizing the event.

They’re also helping to reach the $75,000 goal through tips.

“I’m waiting tables again this year and I want to raise the most money,” Postar said.

“I will say, I’m going to have a hard time raising as much money as a waiter as Becky (Postar), so if you see me out there, please feel sorry for me and come give me some tips,” Montgomery added.

The Mayors’ Beans and Cornbread Luncheon is on Friday, March 7

It’s from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Tickets are $10 each and that includes beans, cornbread, tea and dessert.

There will be entertainment by performers from Cactus Theater and a raffle.

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