The Fulton Lions Club recently launched its 8th annual â€œLions Lootâ€ sweepstakes, it was announced by club President, Fred Aldrich. Anyone who purchases a ticket and is entered by July 31 will be entered into the final â€œEarly Birdâ€ drawing in early August where there will be five $100 winners.Â Winners will be notified by phone.
The Lions Loot main event drawingsâ€”with a top prize of $10,000â€”are scheduled for 1 p.m., Sun. Oct. 17, 2010 at the Fulton Polish Home, said Lion Diane Sokolowski, event chairperson. Second prize is $7,000, third prize isÂ $5,000, and there are five prizes of $1,000 and six prizes of $500. â€œIn addition, we have door prizes and five 50-50 drawings before the main drawings that have averaged more than $200 per drawing to the winner at past events.â€
Donations for each ticket are still $50 for adults aged 18 or older. Tickets are available from any Fulton Lion and at the following businesses: The FultonÂ Polish Home, Fulton and Phoenix Medicine Place, The Red Brick Pub, Family Chiropractic Office, Muskies Grill, Fulton Key Bank, Steve Chirello Advertising, Fulton PathFinder Bank, Fulton HSBC Bank, Mimiâ€™s Drive-In, Devine Designs florist, Blue Moon Grill, RFHâ€™s, Fulton Family YMCA, and Steveâ€™s Autoshop.
â€œThis event, along with our upcoming Labor Day Duck Derby, are major fundraisers that help the Fulton Lions Club provide many Fulton area residents with eye examinations, eye glasses and hearing aids,â€ Aldrich said. â€œThe donations for each ticket is still $50 for adults aged 18 or older. This year alone, weâ€™ve provided more than $7,000 to help the hearing and vision impaired.â€
â€œWe also wanted to remind participants that more than one name may be on a ticket,â€ Sokolowski said. â€œIn addition, requests for a special number will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and that you need not be present to win.
â€œEvery ticket sold will be in the drum for every drawing and you can win more than once. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner.
â€œEach ticket purchased allows two adults to attend the drawing and enjoy food, drink, and entertainment the day of the drawing.Â To give yourself the best chance of reserving your lucky numbers and winning our final Early Bird drawing, we urge you to return your applications as soon as possible.â€
For more information, Sokolowski can be contacted at (315) 532-7369 or at Fulton Lions Club, PO Box 233, Minetto, NY 13115.