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Vergennes Lions raised generous contributions for three local charities

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club has been very active and generous in recent weeks with donations to three Vergennes organizations.
First on the list to receive a donation was Addison County Special Olympics. Jim Wacker, Addison County Special Olympics Activity Coordinator, spoke at a recent Vergennes Lions Club meeting/dinner. Jim reported that there are 61 people, ranging in age from 10 to 64, involved in Special Olympics in the county. One third of them live at home, one third live independently and the other third live in group homes.
Special Olympian Shawn Fahey, also spoke about what the program has meant to him. Both Wacker and Fahey thanked the Lions for what they have done to assist their programs.
Bixby Library was the second organization to receive a gift from the Lions to the tune of $950. The funds will go toward ongoing Bixby programs.
Third on the Lions’ list was Vergennes Union High School Project Graduation. Mason Charlebois, Senior Class President, accepted a donation of $250. He thanked the Lions for their continued support to help make graduation a safe and enjoyable time for graduating VUHS seniors.
The club has more fundraising plans, including the current 50/50 raffle tickets for $10 each, with a planned drawing on June 6. The money made in this raffle goes for college scholarships for graduating VUHS seniors.
Tickets for the Lions’ Annual Vehicle Raffle are also being sold, for $30 each, with the winner’s name being drawn on Memorial Day. The vehicle this year is a 1996 Ford Mustang convertible with 63,000 miles, and can be seen at the junction of Main Street and Monkton Road.

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