Lions club members Kurt Empen and Wayne Tait help with the raffle.
Lions club members Kurt Empen and Wayne Tait help with the raffle. Contributed

Lions club prepares for fundraiser next month

IT HAS been a busy month for Stanthorpe Lions club with the fundraising raffle a big priority for August.

Residents may have noticed the Lions members selling raffle tickets on either side of the main street of town, along with outside IGA and in front of local businesses.

Lions club President Dave Hume thanked the community for getting behind their fortnightly raffles.

"The last raffle we raised an extraordinary amount due the generosity of the locals,” he said.

Lions members travelled up to Warwick on August 18 and 19 for the annual Superbikes event.

The club helped support the event along with Lions members from Killarney, Tenterfield and Warwick Lions.

"That's a couple of fun days that we get to interact with the other clubs,” Mr Hume said.

"Part of my mission this year as president is to have fun not just within our club but to have fun with other Lions clubs.”

Mr Hume said he was also excited to work with the other service clubs for the upcoming Australian Farmers Federation Fundraiser.

On September 21 at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds exhibition hall the Lions club will help host the entertainment evening to raise money to support farmers in need.

"It'll be a great evening and 100 per cent of those profits raised will go to the national farmers federation,” Mr Hume said.

He said there would be auctions, entertainment and raffles throughout the evening.

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