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Liberty Lions Club kicks off the New Year

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Members of the Liberty Lions Club, left to right, front row, are: Tom Crockett, Fred Pimentel, Joe DaCosta, Larry Hames, King Lion and President Bob Finney (holding certificates) and Veita Jo Hampton. In the back row, left to right, are: Alvis Turrentine, Bill May, Paul Gambill, Brent Davidson, Tim Parker, Larry Brown, Joe Hampton and Joe Phillips.
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"Making 2013 an especially happy New Year for 22 local families" was a commitment made by the Liberty Lions Club members as a way to best invest funds raised from the annual holiday food basket campaign when Liberty sponsored the Fall 2012 Poker Rally.

Profits from the rally were combined with other club funds to buy gift certificates for food through Shelbyville's Piggly Wiggly grocery. Fifty-dollar certificates were presented to families as a follow-up to holiday gift-giving. Alcohol and tobacco are not included in the purchase list.

The certificates cannot be converted to cash, but every penny credited via certificate is good for food and household supplies. Each year the goal to help families in this way is raised higher for the Liberty Lions Club and the group has achieved success with projects like the Poker Rally, the annual Horse Show and other activities for the community at large. Thanks to dozens of local sponsors who donated money to Liberty Lions projects in 2012. In 2012 and for several years before, the group has been able to maintain this holiday program, as well as make regular contributions through the White Cane program, purchase glasses for youngsters who are screened yearly at Liberty School, and help people who need assistance with vision and hearing issues.



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