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Lions learn about charities

September 18, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

NEW CUMBERLAND - The New Cumberland Lions Club met recently with Lion Don Greathouse giving the invocation and Lion Arland Lamp leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Lions hosted two speakers, including Tasha Marker with the West Virginia Rx Card, and Brenda Greathouse with the Salvation Army.

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SPEAKERS — New Cumberland Lions Club President Richard Blackwell, left, welcomed speakers Tasha Marker with the West Virginia Rx Card, center, and Brenda Greathouse with the Salvation Army, right, during a recent meeting. -- Contributed

Greathouse spoke about the need for volunteers at the thrift shop and manning the kettle during the holiday season.

The group also needs donations of nonperishable foods, such as soup, tuna, cereal, macaroni and cheese, pasta, instant potatoes, rice, canned meats and peanut butter. These items may be dropped off at 796 Cove Road in Weirton or donors may call for a pick-up at (304) 748-4310.

Also during the meeting, the previous meeting's minutes were read and the treasurer's report presented.

Lion Bob Manypenny said the paper shed needs to be cleaned and requested volunteers, then noted the Lions will be hold a pulled pork fundraiser Sept. 29-30 during the annual New Cumberland Riverfest. Volunteers were asked to sign up before Sept. 25 and to check the expiration date on their food handlers cards.

He also said there is a fundraiser for a 4-year-old with leukemia, and T-shirts are being sold with one-half the cost going to the family to defray travel and treatment expenses.

Lion Bob McNeil offered praise for the Salvation Army, calling it a worthwhile organization.

The meeting was adjourned.

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