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Vergennes Lions selling raffle tickets

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is having a very busy spring. In addition to planning for the Annual Vehicle Auction, they are selling raffle tickets to help fund four $1,000 scholarships to graduating VUHS seniors and building accessible ramps for people in need.
The scholarship tickets are $10 each and will result in a 50/50 drawing the middle of May. One person will win half of the value of all tickets sold. Last year, this amounted to about $1,200.
The club recently donated $1,000 to the Bixby Library when Masha Harris, Director, made a visit to the club and spoke about the goal to make the library a true community resource. She welcomed the club putting information up that might interest potential new members. She thanked the club for their continued support and said if anyone had any ideas she would welcome them.
The club also recently made donations to Boy Scout Troop 539 as a thank you for helping with the Food from the Heart Food Drive in February, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes to help them celebrate their upcoming anniversary, $1,000 for fuel assistance, $750 to the John Graham Shelter, $750 to the Vergennes Community Food Shelf, $250 to the City of Vergennes for the Annual Youth Fishing Derby, and $250 to Project Graduation at VUHS.
The club is also planning to provide a few picnic tables to the Vergennes Swimming Pool for their use.
Vermont Lions Charities also received $500 from Vergennes Lions for their Pediatric Cancer Fund. Pediatric cancer is supposedly the fastest growing cancer, and this fund will help families with their transportation costs.
A MINT CONDITION 1994 Chevy Camaro T-top is being raffled off by the Vergennes Lions Club this spring as part of their efforts to raise funds for various Lions Club charity projects.
Photo courtesy Larry Simino
Some young person in our area will be awarded a scholarship to the Vermont Lions Camp for Hearing Impaired Youth from the Vergennes Lions Club. The past few years, the recipient was from the Bristol area.
If anyone is interested in a ticket for the vehicle raffle, they are $30 each. People can include an extra $5 for a possible second ticket, which will be won by raffle. This year’s vehicle is a red T-Top 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Classic 5-speed, V-6 with 97,000 miles. It was a one-owner car and extremely well cared for. For tickets, contact the Vergennes Lions Club, P.O. Box 94, Vergennes, VT 05491, or call Debbie at 324-1758, Tom at 324-2158, Paul at 349-7141, Mark at 349-6715, Bruce at 355-1969, Ron at 363-9596 or Gary at 236-6508.
As always, all funds earned are expended in our local communities for serving others.

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