A Lions’ night for heros

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By Amy Ryffel-Kragh

Being Veterans Day, it was a  fitting night to honor them. Not only was the evening about honoring the heroes who served our country, it was about raising money for some causes to benefit our veterans.

The Ocala Southwest Lions club had a fundraiser to support the Fisher House and Hero Assistance Dogs, Inc. The event, which was at Our Place Lounge, sold about 100 tickets prior to the benefit and brought out about 150 overall to support the Lions’ causes. “We are thrilled,” said Reva Goldstein, Lions club member.

The cost for the evening was $15 per person, which included a sit-down dinner that was prepared by Our Place Lounge. Owner George Rankin said he was happy to help the organization out.

Guests also had a chance to win a door prize – or they could purchase tickets for several raffles held throughout the evening.

Julie Drexel, Lion member and coordinator of the event, said the club wanted to have a fundraising event to honor vet