Notes From the Den
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.