Local News

September 16, 2012

Dalton Lions Club annual $10,000 Giveaway/Steak Dinner on Nov. 17.

The Dalton Lions Club is having its annual $10,000 Giveaway/Steak Dinner on Nov. 17.

The event will be at the North Georgia Fairgrounds. Tickets are $100 each, which entitles the holder to a steak dinner for two with all the trimmings catered by Outback Steakhouse of Dalton. A limited number of tickets (325) will be sold for the drawing.   

The meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 6 p.m.. The drawing is a “reverse draw down” where tickets are drawn out of a hopper and the final ticket drawn wins the grand prize of $10,000.  

There will be other cash prizes and numerous other door prizes awarded throughout the evening. You do not have to be present to win the grand prize of $10,000.

As an added bonus this year, Lions Club members are selling chances on a queen-size hand-made quilt. Tickets for the quilt are $1 each or 6 for $5. The quilt was made and donated to the Dalton Lions Club by Lion René Oliver and Lion Anna Denbleyker.

The quilt also will be given away on Nov. 17 during the giveaway.

The Dalton Lions Club uses the proceeds from this event and other fundraisers, such as the quilt giveaway, for a number of charitable projects, including the purchase of eyeglasses for schoolchildren and others who are less fortunate in Dalton and Whitfield County. The club provides for more than 250 pairs of eyeglasses each year for these recipients. The club also pays for eye surgery and hearing aids for the indigent in Dalton and Whitfield County.

Lions clubs all over Georgia join together to support the Georgia Lions Lighthouse in Decatur and the Camp for the Blind in Waycross. The Lighthouse is instrumental in arranging for cataract surgeries, artificial eyes and other eye malfunctions for Georgians in financial need.

The Camp for the Blind provides personal growth experiences for children, teens and adults with visual handicaps through the use of recreational and rehabilitation programs in a year-round setting.

For more information about the dinner and the giveaway or information about the Dalton Lions Club and its activities, contact any Lions Club member or Lee Oliver at (706) 260-7294 or Paul Johnson at (706) 280-8334.

“The Dalton Lions Club could not support the many organizations we do without the continued support of caring people in Dalton and Whitfield County and businesses like Outback Restaurant in Dalton,” club President Lee Oliver said, adding, “We are very appreciative of everyone’s benevolence. Thank you, Dalton, for helping us to help others.”      

 

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