Meals-on-Wheels client Wilma Mach of Ennis religiously tunes her radio to the day’s talk radio shows. She spends her mornings in the kitchen listening to the media moguls at a volume that can be audibly understood from the rutted dirt driveway of her rustic residence.

As the Meals-on-Wheels volunteer arrives, she finds Mach clutching her cane and basking in the crisp breeze through her front door.

“What are you doing out here, Mrs. Mach?” she’s asked.

“I’m just looking at the world,” Mach quips back.

Meals-on-Wheels is part of the reason why its more than 700 clients can continue to enjoy the independence of “looking at the world” from their own front porch. Some of their unique perspectives – their outlooks of the world and insightful experiences from the past – will be highlighted during the upcoming “Fabulous Forties Fling,” taking place Saturday, March 26, at the Texas Motorplex, located between Waxahachie and Ennis. The major event underwriter is Waxahachie Autoplex. Sponsorships and tables are still available at levels with varying benefits.

“Hope you join us in celebrating the ‘Greatest Generation’ and capture a glimpse from the past through those we serve,” said Paula Baucum, event chairperson.

New this year, a happy hour and swing dance lessons will be available at the event’s “Kickoff event,” open to large sponsors and “early bird” ticket holders. A “Night at the Canteen” sponsored by Subaru with a happy hour and dance lessons sponsored by Action Automatic Sprinklers will be Friday, Feb. 25, at the Motorplex, beginning at 6 p.m.

“There are places still available, but we are filling up fast. Therefore, be sure you have your tickets or sponsorship confirmed,” Baucum said. “With your help, this event will raise over $60,000 to provide meals to the homebound in our area.”

For sponsorship information or reservations, contact the Meals-on-Wheels office at 817-558-2840 or 972-351-9943, or online at Meals-on-Wheels is a community benefit organization serving the homebound elderly and disabled residents throughout Johnson and Ellis counties for 33 years.