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Lions Club to host pancake breakfast

Published 10:21am Friday, November 1, 2013

Annual fundraiser supports organization’s vision work


The Lions Club for Chesapeake, Proctorville, and Rome will have its annual pancake breakfast this Saturday.

The annual fundraising event helps the Lions Club operate throughout the year. The Lions Club’s primary function is to help improve eyesight and eye care for less fortunate citizens.

“Last month we spent roughly $2,900 on glasses and contacts,” said Paul Hart, president of the Lions Club. “We just want to do what we can to help the community out.”

This year Hart is expecting a good turnout for the pancake breakfast and says it’s a great chance for community members to form tighter bonds, as well as learn more about the upcoming political races.

“We are expecting a record crowd this year,” Hart said. “This is my first year as president and I’m excited for the turnout. It’s a great opportunity for people to come out, get to know each other and get to know the politicians. All the politicians will be there.”

Events like this are also great to build enthusiasm among members while also peaking the interest of non-members who may want to join the Lions Club, said Hart. Expanding membership — especially the membership among the younger population — is a positive step for the club.

“Our members are really enthusiastic about this breakfast,” Hart said. “They really get into these fundraisers and more recently it seems we have been drawing the attention of a more youthful crowd. Anytime you get the young folks involved it’s a good thing.”

The pancake breakfast fundraiser will be from 7 to 11 a.m. at Chesapeake Elementary School on Saturday. Tickets for the event are $5 at the door; discount tickets are available for advanced purchase from any Lions Club member.

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