The Elkins Lions Club is gearing up for more events that both serve the community and correlate with the club’s key focus areas as an organization. The Lions’ focus areas are childhood cancer, sight, and diabetes.
Spaghetti for G
Local business owner George Torres has had to take extensive time away from his restaurant, G’s Meaty Buns, because of sight-related health issues. The Lions are hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner at 5pm to 7pm, Saturday, September 16, at the Elkins Community Center. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children age 10 and younger.
The event will also feature a silent auction and auction items are being accepted now. If you have anything you can donate, please drop items off 5:30pm to 6pm on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the storage units behind Twin Oaks and Arvest Bank off of Highway 16. Club members Bill Epperson and Caitlin Oxford will be available to accept the donations. You can also contact Epperson or Oxford for other potential donation opportunities.
The Lions will host a bingo night 6pm to 8pm, Friday, Nov. 3, at the Elkins Community Center. This fundraiser’s proceeds will be split between the Lions sight, diabetes, & childhood cancer funds, and the ECN children's emergency medical fund. The cost is $20 for five cards and the Lions are seeking bingo prizes for the event such as gift cards, etc.
The Lions continues to offer its flag program that provides participating businesses with flags to display on 11 federal holidays. The club also plans to have several White Cane Days coming soon to create more sight-loss awareness, and they will have a booth at the upcoming First Fridays and Saturdays events. The Lions Club meets 6pm every second Tuesday at Rio Grande and the club is seeking more members. Elkins Lions Club is the only civic group in Elkins.