Lions appreciate support

To the editor:

On behalf of the Lakeville Lions and Lakeside Lions, I want to take a moment and thank those in our community who attended our annual Beer, Brats & Bingo fundraising event at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. It was a beautiful evening and the Arts Center grounds were the perfect setting. We estimate close to 2,000 people attended. We raised almost $30,000. After paying expenses, all money will go back into supporting the community.

I want to personally thank the following because without their help and support it would be hard to put on a successful event like this: Local businesses who generously donated bingo prizes (please remember to shop local and support these businesses), Jim Tabaka of Midwest Fence, Jay Blanchard of Safety Signs, Dick’s Sanitation and Dave Martinson of Helm Electric for their generous in-kind donations, members of the Lakeville Parks and Recreaction department, who worked tirelessly to showcase the Arts Center grounds. Capt. John Arvidson and officers Thor Howe and Nick Stevens, from the Lakeville Police Department, who donated their time, Pan-O-Prog and their many volunteers who work endlessly year after year to put on a fabulous festival and finally, my fellow Lions that volunteered and made this event a huge success.

Paul Haglund
Lion and chairperson of Beer, Brats & Bingo