Only 400 tickets remain for The Fulton Lions Club’s 9th annual “Lions Loot” sweepstakes, it was announced by club President James Sokolowski. The event drawings are scheduled for 1 p.m., Sun. Oct. 16, 2011 at the Fulton Polish Home. First prize is $10,000 and total prizes are $30,000.
“Our goal is to sell all 1,000 tickets by October,” Sokolowski said. “We’re hoping folks will grab this opportunity to purchase the remaining tickets for this event which helps us help many Fulton area residents with eye examinations, eye glasses and hearing aids. Donations for each ticket are still $50 for adults aged 18 or older. This year alone, our club as provided more than $7,000 to help the hearing and vision impaired.”
“The second of two Early Bird drawings is coming up fast,” said Lion Diane Sokolowski, Lions Loot chairperson. “ At the club’s August board meeting, five names will be drawn for $100 each from all applications received by July 31. Winners will receive their checks in the mail.
“We also wanted to remind participants that more than one name may be on a ticket. In addition, requests for a special number will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and that you need not me present to win.
“Every ticket sold will be in the drum for every drawing and you can win more than once. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner.
“Each ticket purchased allows two adults to attend the drawing and enjoy food, drink, and entertainment the day of the drawing. To give yourself the best chance of reserving your lucky numbers and winning an Early Bird drawing, we urge you to return your applications as soon as possible.”
Ticket applications are available at Struppler’s Shur Fine Market, Chirello Advertising, HSBC Fulton, PathFinder Bank-Fulton, Fulton Polish Home, Blue Moon Grill, Mimi’s Drive-in, both Fulton and Phoenix Medicine Place pharmacies, Family Chiropractic, The Red Brick Pub, Tavern on the Lock, and Foster’s Funeral Home.
For more information, Diane Sokolowski can be contacted at (315) 532-7369 or at Fulton Lions Club, PO Box 233, Minetto, NY 13115. For more information on the Fulton Lions Club, visit www.fultonlionsclub.org.