OTOW Happenings 1-25-2013

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Lions Club takes part in health event

By Eloise Hollyfield
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the club took park in the OTOW Health Expo, held at the Cultural Center in On Top of the World.
The club gave out information about the many charities it supports, and club members conducted diabetes screening within the facility itself. Additionally, the Ocala Lions Club Bus was available to conduct vision and hearing screening.
As previously reported, the Lions club has a unique fundraising event planned:
The Recycled “Trashy” Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club. This exciting event will be held on April 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. The cash bar will open at 5 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, unique creations specifically for this event, by Chef Randal White, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction.
The fashion show will begin at 6:30. James Vincent Wynn is the director of this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction.
Ticket costs are as follows: $30 per individual, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a party of 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy Phillips at via e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P.O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477.
Clubs (both within and outside OTOW), organizations, and businesses are invited to enter one model per organization.
Those sponsoring this event may also enter a model for the contest. The outfit created must be made of 75 percent recyclable materials, at a cost not to exceed $40.
The first 25 entries will be accepted, so if your club, organization, or business is interested in entering a contestant, it is imperative that you submit the entry form ASAP.
No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31.
There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: first prize: $1000, second prize, $500, and third prize, $300. The prize money will be given to the charity designated by the winning club, organization, or business.
For further information, contact Lion Joan Greve at 352-304-8711 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com.
Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to sponsor this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com.
Sponsors are classified as follows, based on the amount of money given: Diamond-$5000; Sapphire-$2500; Platinum-$1000; Gold-$500, and Silver-$250.
Rewards to the sponsors would be free tickets, the number determined by the level of sponsorship: Diamond-Table of 10 (and 10 free tickets); Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets.
These sponsors are invited to set up displays, as well.
Each of these sponsors will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35 will be listed in the program guide as “Friends of the OTOW Lions Club.”
The Recycled “Trashy” Fashion Show Presented by OTOW Lions Club is bound to sell out early, and you don’t want to miss it, so get your tickets early!