Notes From the Den

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - BY CLUB RE­PORTER LION KAREN MOR­RIS

Our two projects this sum­mer, the Duck Race and the School Sup­plies Drive/Fill A Book­bag, are in full swing.

Duck Race tick­ets are still avail­able for $10 each from Lion Jeanie Maie Smith. The ducks will be launched at the top of Lis­gar Street Ex­ten­sion be­tween the Le­gion and the Anne Mur­ray Cen­tre on Satur­day, Aug. 19. The race will start at 4 p.m. and the first duck that reaches the fin­ish line at the bot­tom of the hill will win the $375 prize.

The public is wel­come to come and watch the race from the for­mer JB’s Restau­rant park­ing lot. The club wishes to thank ev­ery­one who has pur­chased a ticket as well as the Anne Mur­ray Cen­tre and Public Works for al­low­ing us to use the street and wa­ter hook up.

School sup­plies are be­ing col­lected at both drug­stores, the churches and the Sal­va­tion Army thrift store. Th­ese sup­plies will be used for low-in­come fam­i­lies who have chil­dren in grades Pri­mary to Grade 12.

In the el­e­men­tary schools there are some grades and teach­ers that of­fer the op­tion of pay­ing $25 per stu­dent for school sup­plies. This is not manda­tory mean­ing par­ents can choose to pay the fee or pur­chase the school sup­plies in­stead. This is not for every grade and is not done in the high school. Par­ents must pur­chase school sup­plies for their high school stu­dents. As a ser­vice club we rec­og­nize the fi­nan­cial hard­ship this causes and we are vested in help­ing our chil­dren and fam­i­lies in our com­mu­nity.

This is why we are in­tro­duc­ing this new ser­vice project. We care and we serve there­fore, on Mon­day, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ross’s Re­frig­er­a­tion, 15 Junc­tion Rd. we will be ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for low-in­come fam­i­lies in need of school sup­plies. Upon ap­proval, each child will be supplied with a book bag with the ap­pro­pri­ate grade school sup­plies needed. Those wish­ing to ap­ply will need to bring their child’s MSI card and proof of in­come on Aug. 7.

We look for­ward to con­tinue this project each year. We ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port from the lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers with each project and pro­gram we pro­vide. With­out the com­mu­nity mem­bers be­hind us we would not be able to ad­dress the com­mu­nity needs so we want to thank you all.

On an­other note, the jack­pot at Chase the Ace was won by Pres­i­dent Lion Wendy’s daugh­ter Amanda Le­blanc last month. Con­grat­u­la­tions Amanda and fam­ily.

We hope you are all en­joy­ing your sum­mer and will see you at the Duck Race.

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