Letter to the editor: Abington Lions’ fundraiser a success

December 7th, 2015 2:30 pm


The recent extravagance fundraiser produced by the Abington Lions Club and directed by the Elimination Dinner Party Committee resulted most favourable for programs and projects, along with the blind and less fortunate of our extended community.

More than 200 caring minded regional residents gathered in the Summit Ballroom at the Ramada Inn. They were treated to a fine meal, beverage of their choice and homemade dessert made by Lions members.

Then an evening of fun, excitement, anticipation and hope of being one of the three grand prize winners. Other winners were the last 13 who were awarded at least $100 each. Also during the process nine others were awarded $100, with $250 to the very first ticket holder eliminated. Also during the elimination process, more than 60 door prizes, valued up to $50, were awarded with many giveaway prizes. Every ticket holder received a Longhorn Steakhouse “Free Appetizer” gift card, a value of up to $15.

The evening raffle produced four more winners. The first winner wheeled out of the ballroom a brand new wheelbarrow filled with an assortment of cheer. Second winner a flat screen television, followed by a quality Hunter ceiling fan and a large basket of cheer. Combined values exceeds $1,000. In all more than $7,000 was awarded with every ticket holder receiving at least one giveaway.

The Abington Lions gratefully recognize and appreciate the exceptional community support of corporations and businesses. Various levels of sponsorship, door prizes and raffle items and ticket printing are contributing factors for the success of the event. Certainly ticket holders are the ultimate reasons the pride of the Abington Lions hosted an evening of enjoyment for compassionate and caring citizens of our communities.

The collective efforts of the extended community joining with abundance of togetherness produced a most successful social event deserving of meaningful benefactors will be two scholarship, two little league teams sponsored, Hillside recreation park, eye and hearing examinations and support for less fortunate, local food pantry, local blind association, annual Santa Project and more.

Your Abington Lions have a love affair with Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind facility near Lewistown, nearly a 600-acre complex, custom designed for the blind, from early youth to seniors. An educational experience for the blind, it’s totally funded by Lions clubs from the entire state, which is an awesome task. At international level we are supporting goals for our 100th anniversary (vision, hungry, youth and environment).

Have any questions? Just ask a Lion or call Lion Ed Borek at 570-587-1925.

Ed Borek

Abington Lions Club

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