The Grand Prize winner for guessing both amounts receives $5,000. If no one guesses the exact amount the person closest to the actual amount receives $1,000 and the next four closest each receives $100.
We are also selling the 4th Annual edition of the Community Birthday Calendar. These are on sale from any Lion and at Sagen's Pharmacy, Michael Plato CPA's office, in Raymond and South Bend Pharmacy, Washington Physical Therapy in South Bend and Raymond Federal Bank in both branches in Raymond and South Bend.
These are only two fund raisers that allow us to present Student of the Month from each High School in Raymond and South Bend, provide scholarships of over $8,000 at the end of the school year and provide eye glasses and eye exams for those in need.
We hope you support the advertisers and sponsors of the above two projects. All projects are not fund raising. We also do community service projects. Many of these projects are ongoing. One such project coming up next month on October 8th is the School Employees Appreciation Dinner. District personal from all three School Districts are hosted to a dinner for their work in the schools.
I would like to highlight a few hard working Lions. Two Lions leaving our community are Don and LouAnne Fore. They were involved in every project and have just moved to Arlington. They will be missed. For several years Don took care of the maintenance of the Park in Riverdale. One of our members Larry Sinclair has taken over the project. The creek that runs through the park was being literally choked with tall weeds and grass. Larry has cleared it all away, working in the recent hot summer days with a brush cutter and other equipment to get it all cleaned up. Many thanks to Larry and to Don for his previous years work.
Another new Lion Rick Jonas has taken over the job of seeing that the Lions Paper Shack is taken care of every week. All the newspapers and magazines that people bring have to be stacked in the trailer waiting for delivery to Longview and all the aluminum cans need to be crushed before they are hauled to Shelton.
These are just a few of the many Lions that work on our projects. If you have an interest in serving your community and have fun doing so, come and have lunch with us any Thursday noon at The Barge Restaurant and see if you might like to become a Lion.