Damascus Lions: Congratulation! We raised $1,739.12 last month during our Fall White Cane fundraiser. Thirty dedicated Damascus Lions performed storefront collections over thirty-two shifts. Please visualize the word “Lion” in front of every name in this article. Those fines are rough!
Three Over-$100-in-One-Shift Club recognitions:
- Mary Frances Gosnell, who collected $120.82 at Safeway on Friday afternoon;
- Fran Burlas, who collected $108.95 at Safeway, also on Friday afternoon; and
- Sandy Gill (+ her doggy, again!), who collected $102.69 at Safeway on Wednesday afternoon.
Many Lions worked multiple shifts (indicated with a “(2!)” or “(3!)” following their names below). Hooray to these Lions. Some of these multi-shifted Lions brought in over $100 total when you sum up all their shifts.
The Bert Lahr Special Award for Most Courageous Lion goes to Fran Burlas, who, despite her delicate condition following a recent hospitalization, endured the elements for two hours to to do her part for this fundraiser. That’s courage, Lions.
Here is the total list of Damascus Lions who gave of their time for one or more storefront collection shifts (multiple shifts in parentheses): B. Barry, Carr, Burlas, Davis, Fletcher(2), Gill, Gladhill, Gosnell, C. Hertel(2!), T. Hertel, Hibbard(2!), C. Holpuch, M. Holpuch, Jackson(2!), Mallack, Marr, Molesworth, Newlin, Peters, Rogers, Schwab, W. Schwab, Snapp, C. Stone, Ch. Stone, Suddath, Thornett, Ward(2!), Washington.
As always, special thanks go to our committee members who served as Managers of the Day and/or Money Counters: Ken Phillips, Del Mayhew, Tom Jackson, George Hibbard, and Vi Hibbard (a Lion Spouse!).