The North Branch Lions popular fundraising prime rib dinner will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, again at the senior high school commons area.
Tickets for this annual event are $15 per individual. Children’s tickets are $5 for all-you-can-eat pizza. Again, there will be live entertainment, said Lions Club President Chris Thoma.
Advance tickets are available from any Lions Club member, North Branch Chamber of Commerce and Post-Haste Business Solutions. A limited number also will be available at the door.
“North Branch residents have been extremely supportive of every Lions Club fundraiser, and we’re very grateful for their loyal support,” Thoma said. “In fact, some people who know they will be out of town that day buy tickets and give them to somebody else or donate them…”
A large share of the chapter’s funds are spent locally to help someone who may need financial help because of an accident or purchase of needed eye glasses they can’t afford, or building a handicap ramp, for example. They also provide scholarships for North Branch High School students and Pine Technical College students.
The Lions also donate to worthwhile causes outside of North Branch. Some include Leader Dog for the Blind, Hearing and Service Dog of Minnesota, the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation, the Macular Degeneration Center and the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank.
Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world with l.4 million members in 207 countries and territories.