Abington Lions Club plans third annual Elimination Dinner Party fundraiser for Nov. 5 at the Ramada

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com | October 18th, 2016 1:12 pm

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — About 50 percent of the guests at the Abington Lions Club’s third annual Elimination Dinner Party, an adults-only, casino-style event, will walk away with a prize. But even those who don’t are still winners, according to event organizers.

“It’s a fun night, because almost everybody usually wins one thing, and if they didn’t win anything, they still had fun,” explained Lion Ellen Burkey.

The event, which serves as the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Ramada Clarks Summit. Burkey said the club is still seeking corporate sponsors for the event, and those interested should contact her at 570-878-9090 or 570-319-6948. Tickets are available for $100 by contacting Lion Ed Borek at 570-587-2925. Each ticket includes dinner and drinks for two and a chance to win a vast selection of prizes, which Borek describes as “fantabulous.”

Burkey explained the Elimination Dinner Party is “a contest where we sell 100 tickets and we pull tickets one by one out of a hat. The last man standing wins $2,500, the second to the last wins $1,000 and the third gets $500.”

Raffles will be held during the evening for additional tickets, so those who are “eliminated” early in the event will have an opportunity to get back in. Throughout the “elimination” process, some ticket holders will also receive bonuses of between $100 and $25o in cash or prizes of equivalent value. In addition, more than 50 door prizes of up to $50 (and a few higher) value will be awarded.

Proceeds from the event benefit the service organization’s various programs and projects in the community, such as scholarships for Abington Heights students, Hillside Park, the Abington area Little League, the Lackawanna Blind Association, Beacon Lodge Camp, the Abington Regional Santa Project, the Clarks Summit Fire Company, glasses and hearing aids for the needy and The Gathering Place.


By Elizabeth Baumeister


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