Lions prep for Radio Day

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Come October 28, a local radio station will once more be taken over for the day.

It’s no early Halloween prank, however.

The Greenville Lions will take over the airwaves of Q-94 FM on the last Wednesday of October for Lions Radio Day.

The club’s sole fundraiser raised $10,000 last year, with all monies raised going to its charitable work. The programs include the Alabama Sight Foundation, Southeastern Guide Dogs for the Blind, Camp Seale Harris for diabetic youth, Lions Club Leadership Camp for high school students, free eye exams and glasses for local indigent patients, free eye and hearing exams for county elementary school students, and Lions Club International charitable programs.

“We want to remind everyone that their friendly neighborhood Lions Club member will likely be calling on you in the coming weeks seeking an ad donation for Radio Day,” said Lion Ricky Cargile.

Ads, which are read at least twice during the day, cost $50.

“In addition, we are happy to accept items which can be used as prizes for our call-in trivia contest held throughout the morning. Those donated goods earn sponsors extra mentions on the air,” Cargile said.

The day will conclude with the perennially popular “Ugliest Man in Butler County” Contest, during which callers can phone in and vote for their choice. The winner will ride the throne of honor in the city’s Christmas parade in December.

“This event is a lot of fun; trivia buffs get to win some great prizes, and it is a good way to publicize your business. And best of all, you are helping people in your community and beyond,” Cargile said.

“We thank all those who support us annually at Radio Day. And don’t forget to tune in to Q-94 on October 28!”