With less than 2 weeks before the 1st Annual Lions Club Adopt-A-Duck Derby Fundraiser, the Lincolnton Lions have really been aquacking as they go about securing corporate sponsors, securing door prizes and selling 250 tickets. The Lincolnton Lions Club 1st Annual Adopt-A-Duck Derby Fund Raiser is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the William Lentz Swimming Pool at Betty Ross Park, located at 800 South Madison Street in Lincolnton. Rain date has been scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 same time and location.
Prior to their 1st Annual Lions "Adopt-A-Duck Derby" Fund Raiser, Lions Club members have been providing individuals, businesses, and corporations to adopt one or more of their 250 plastic ducks for $5 each. Each of their 250 plastic ducks have been numbered. One of their members had secured as a Grand Prize, a 48" Flat Screen Color Television. Their membership has received an excellent response for businesses, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, exterminators, merchants, potters, artisans, woodworkers, professional sports teams, etc. donating door prizes.
On May 22nd, the 250 plastic ducks will be randomly ducked (pun intended) into Betty Ross Park by our Lions and Mayor John Gilleland. FYI: our Mayor will be using a pool skimmer to retrieve 51 ducks for 51 prizes. Proceeds from our 1st Annual Lions Club Adopt-A-Duck Derby Fundraiser will be used to promote sight conservation, purchase eyeglasses and eye examinations for the needy, sponsor blind/visually impaired adults from Lincoln County to Camp Dogwood For The Blind, support NC Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament at Nags Head, support our Lions Club College Scholarships, support our Lions Club Christmas Party For Blind/Visually Impaired, and other Lions Club charities.
To help defray the cost of printing, renting the swimming pool and advertising, our Lions Club had been soliciting individuals and businesses to become a corporate sponsor at $25 per sponsorship. The response from individuals and businesses purchasing tickets, donating either door prizes, and becoming sponsor has been phenomenal. If any businesses would like to donate door prizes (valued at $25 or more) or become a corporate sponsor, please contact Lion Robert Tomlinson, Lions Club Adopt-A-Duck Derby Fundraiser Co-Chairperson at 704-735-8154. Their Adopt-A-Duck Derby ticket have been selling like hot cakes. A limited number might be available on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at The Lincolnton Lions Club booth at Muscadine Jubilee at Woodmill Winery, 1350 John Beam Road, Vale.
Lions Club was founded in 1917 and became international in 1920. The Lincolnton Lions Club was chartered on February 20,1951. According to the latest statistics provided by Past International President Sid Scruggs, the third North Carolinian elected to this prestigious office, at their 92nd NC Lions State Convention in Charlotte on April 24-26, 2015, Lions Club International is the world's largest coeducational service organization with 1.4 million members in 46,622 clubs in 755 districts in 210 countries and geographic areas. To learn more about Lions Clubs at the international, state, and local levels, then please check out our websites as follows: Lions Club International ( www.lionsclubs.org), NC Lions, Inc. ( www.nclionsinc.org), Lincolnton Lions Club (www.lincolntonnc.lionswrap.org).