Lions roar on the radio

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 23, 2002

The Greenville Lions Club members will be DJs for a day as they kick off the annual Radio Day Project, Wednesday, Oct. 30. In its main fundraising project for the year, the Lions Club will take over Q94 FM in downtown Greenville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., reading local retailer ads and asking trivia questions on the air. They also will host the Ugly Man Contest from 2 to 5 p.m.

Lions Club member and Radio Day Chairman Mack Russell said the fundraiser contributes to several projects with which the Lions Club is involved.

"The proceeds will benefit Alabama Lions Sight, which pays for eyesight operations at the Lions Eye Hospital in Birmingham," Russell said. "They also help buy eyeglasses for local people who can't afford them and send one or more local children to Camp Seale Harris, a camp for diabetic children located in Alabama."

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The Lions Club also supports the Southeastern Guide Dogs program with annual donations. The program trains and provides guide dogs for the blind.

Funds are raised through ads purchased to be read aired by Lions Club members during Radio Day.

Anyone wishing to participate or purchase an ad, may contact Lions Club members, Secretary Ricky Cargile at 382-8000, or Russell at 382-3512.

The Greenville Lions Club meets every Monday at noon at the Beeland Park YMCA.