Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dinner to benefit Angel Tree fund

November 8, 2007

The Eudora Lions Club will have a chicken noodle dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nottingham Elementary School, 1428 Elm St.

In past years, the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund collected food, money and toys for low-income families in Eudora. But after auditors said it was an inappropriate expense for the city, the Lion's Club took over the Christmas Tree Fund, which now is called the Angel Tree Christmas Fund.

The chicken noodle dinner is one of the ways in which the Lions Club will raise money for the Angel Tree in this its third year of heading up the fund.

While food and other donations are given to the families, the Angel Tree also functions as a way for children of each low-income family to receive Christmas presents. The trees, which will be set up at City Hall within the next two weeks, have angel ornaments with the gender and age of a child written on them.

Individuals who pick a given ornament then buy a gift that corresponds with the gender and age of the child.

Advance tickets for the chicken noodle dinner are available for $5.50 each at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.; Byrne's Pharmacy, 101 W. 10th St.; or at Mateo Chiropractic, 1402-C Church St.

Tickets at the door are $6.50 each. Delivery within the city limits also is available for $7.50 each.

All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Angel Christmas Fund.

For more information, call Bob Slapar at 542-2315, Tom Tucker at 542-3927 or Cheryl Beatty at 542-3039.

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