Lions auction to be held July 12

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club will hold their annual live auction to raise money for the many projects in the area communities on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. (preview at 5 p.m.), in the Vergennes Union School gym.
Prior to the auction, there will be a flea market table and a silent auction, both of which will run through much of the regular auction. Members are soliciting items from merchants and individuals in the form of goods, services and/or gift certificates.  Each Lion has also been asked to contribute one item for the auction.
Donations of saleable items can be dropped off at the school on Tuesday, July 11, between 5 and 7 p.m., or picked up by Lions Club members. The club will accept good quality items, but no used electronics, baby car seats, old TVs or used appliances.
Any Vergennes Lion member can be contacted for pick up, or folks may call Jim McClay at 802-545-8181 to arrange pickup.
The Vergennes Lions Club raises over $25,000 each year and then donates it back to the surrounding communities. Recently, they have built accessible ramps for people’s homes in Vergennes, Bristol, Monkton, and Addison; bought eyeglasses and hearing aids; helped the John Graham Shelter; donated to the Bixby Library; donated to the Vergennes Area Food Shelf and the Bristol Food Shelf; donated to the Boys and Girls Club; donated to HOPE; donated to Elderly Services; donated to Special Olympics; provided college scholarships, etc.
Organizers hope everyone from Middlebury to Bristol and South Burlington, where Vergennes Lions shop, will contribute to the auction and that folks will attend the auction on July 12. The motto of Lions Clubs everywhere is “We Serve.” The Vergennes Lions hope everyone will help in this effort.

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