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Lions Club dinner helps fund its vision projects

Posted: March 9, 2012 - 3:31pm
Lion's Club President Bill Echols (from left), Luke Martin, membership chairwoman Pat Wylie, and Mary Rivera prepare to-go boxes for the club's annual barbecue chicken dinner.   SPECIAL
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Lion's Club President Bill Echols (from left), Luke Martin, membership chairwoman Pat Wylie, and Mary Rivera prepare to-go boxes for the club's annual barbecue chicken dinner.

The Thomson Camellia City Lions Club held its annual chicken dinner fundraiser Friday.

In the three weeks prior to the event, members sold tickets for 350 plates of barbecued chicken, homemade potato salad, special lion’s club pickles, bread and dessert.

Pickles are still on sale for $10 per gallon.

This is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, said member Mary Beard.

Neal’s Barbecue cooked the chickens, Members of the club made the potato salad and desserts with donations from Bi-Lo and IGA.

The dinner made nearly $1,200, which will be used to help fund lions club sight projects such as eye surgeries, leader dogs, eye research and providing eye glasses to people in McDuffie County who can’t afford them, she said.

“People in the city and county, by buying their tickets, help us help others,” Beard said.

The club plans to hold a flea market in the fall. Members also ask that used eyeglasses be donated by placing them in bins at the Post Office and Walmart.

For more information, to purchase a gallon of pickles or to be placed on a call back list for tickets to next years’ dinner, call Mary Beard at (706) 595-1717.

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