The Lincolnton Lions Club had to make a tough call last Thursday night. The weekend weather was looking grim, but they had brooms to sell.
What to do? After much discussion, the group decided to postpone their annual spring fund raiser.
But donâ€™t worry, unlike last yearâ€™s Apple Festival, this group has managed to agree on a make-up date â€“ this weekend.
Club members will don their purple and gold vests on Friday and Saturday and make a â€œclean sweepâ€ of the city.
They will be selling brooms, kazoos, patriotic and humorous badges and Camp Dogwood raffle tickets from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both days. Locations include Main Street, Wal-Mart and Bi-Lo.
All proceeds go to providing services for the deaf and blind, purchasing eyeglasses, and hearing aids for the needy, providing scholarships to Camp Dogwood and the North Carolina Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament in Nags Head.
So go ahead, buy a broom. The moneyâ€™s for a good cause and Lord knows, a good sweep never hurt any floor.
The following events are also happening within the week:
Â· A gospel musical will be performed Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The musical focuses on a pastor and his family. It will run at both 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. A group of 10 or more will be charged $8 per person.
Â· The Exceptional Children`s Assistance Center, in conjunction with the Cleveland County Mental Health Association, is sponsoring a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities entitled â€œIt`s a new IDEA!â€ from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m on Thursday at the Lincoln County Library, 306 Main St., Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be provided.
by Sarah Grano