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Noah, the Musical, Six Flags and Silver Dollar City Tickets are among the prizes to be given at the Ava Lions Walk/Run Event to be held here on Saturday, May 14.
A drawing for a yearling steer has also been added to the fundraising events that will take place along with the run.
Prizes are still being obtained to give to the participants of the Walk/Run event on Saturday, May 14. Among the recent items are tickets to Noah, the Musical, Six Flags and Silver Dollar City tickets as well as 30 other pairs of tickets to Branson shows. In addition, coupons for steak or seafood dinners, Big Macs, buffets, free sodas and two dinners from Lamberts all add to the value of runners packets and the value of the prizes to be dispersed among all the participants.
This year there will be seven age categories beginning with age 19 and under and progressing to age 70 and older. Trophies will be given to the top three finishers in each category for both male and female.
Each participant will receive a packet and a ticket when they sign in. While the event is going on, the ticket stubs will be drawn and taped to a prize. The participant can go to the pavilion in the upper park and match their ticket to the stub and get that prize.
Larry Morrison, Lions president, said, “That is the only way we can make sure all participants have an equal chance of winning the big prizes.” Winners will get the trophies but all participants have an equal opportunity to win show tickets or complimentary dinners.
Also, beginning at 7 a.m. in the gazebo on the square, the Lions will be serving free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and donuts. They invite everyone to come take advantage of the refreshments and shop the Farmers Market and the merchants on the square at the same time.
The Ava Lions serve the community by paying for vision and hearing testing as well as purchasing glasses and hearing aids for those young people who are not covered by insurance or have the means for paying for those items.
The Lions also sponsor annual scholarships, the Bear Closet, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, and the annual Halloween costume contest.
Events such as the walk/run, or the concession stand at the Fox Trotter horse shows provide the means to raise the funds to provide the community services.
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has donated a steer to the Lions Club to assist with the fund raising efforts. So, beginning with the Walk/Run, the Lions will be holding a drawing for a yearling steer with an on hoof weight of approximately 800 pounds. Also included in this drawing is the cost of processing. Total value of the prize is approximately $1,500.
Selling of the tickets will continue through the fall horse show and the winning ticket will be drawn the last night of the show. Lions and LEO members will be contacting you in the upcoming weeks.
Contact any Lions member for additional information.