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Club raffle benefits community causes

Richard Perron, left, assistant manager of the Safeway store in Eldersburg, drew the winning ticket for a $500 Safeway gift card during the May 2 meeting of the South Carroll Lioness-Lions Club at the Messiah Lutheran Church Celebration Hall in Berrett. Lion Mary Hartmann chaired the annual raffle, which raises funds for the club's community projects.
Richard Perron, left, assistant manager of the Safeway store in Eldersburg, drew the winning ticket for a $500 Safeway gift card during the May 2 meeting of the South Carroll Lioness-Lions Club at the Messiah Lutheran Church Celebration Hall in Berrett. Lion Mary Hartmann chaired the annual raffle, which raises funds for the club's community projects. (Submitted photo, Carroll County Times)

When the South Carroll Lioness-Lions Club had its annual Safeway Raffle drawing May 2 at the club's business meeting, John Stevens won the $500 Safeway gift card.
Londontown Square Safeway Assistant Manager Richard Perron drew the winning ticket, which had been sold by Lion Pauline Tracey.
Store manager Jordan Schoonmaker presented the gift card to Stevens May 6 at the Safeway in Eldersburg.
Club Second Vice President Bob Miller, Lion Pauline Tracey and the raffle chairman, Mary Hartmann, were present as Stevens received his gift card.
Funds raised through this raffle and other South Carroll Lioness-Lions Club fundraisers support the many community service projects of the club. These include: assisting individuals who cannot afford needed eye care or hearing exams or hearing aids, two annual scholarships for local high school seniors, the Just Say No program, flags for students on Flag Day and Liberty Day in local elementary schools and the PAL program which helps elementary school children needing money for class trips or supplies.
The South Carroll Lioness-Lions support community programs emphasizing detection, education and treatment of diabetes and diabetic eye diseases. They support Lions Camp Merrick, which provides camperships to diabetic children.
The club also supports a number of local agencies that assist with food, clothing and other community needs, including Springfield Hospital.
Members volunteer monthly at Oakland Manor in Eldersburg and they support local organizations, including Scouting, Special Olympics and the I C.A.N. Foundation.
Members have raised $12,000 each year since the club's inception in 1985. All monies raised from the community are returned to the community.
For information on becoming a member, contact Lion Terri Parkent at 410-442-2546.

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