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Claflin Lions Club to hold fundraiser
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CLAFLIN —Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 15. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, crab salad, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Claflin Catholic Church Parish Hall on March 15. Meal prices are $6 for children 12 and under, $12 for seniors 65 years and over, and $15 for all others.
Lions Club members will also be accepting donations of your old eyeglasses, hearing aids, bicycles and bicycle parts. The eyeglasses and hearing aids are taken to a sorting facility in Texas and eventually sent to developing countries for distribution, the bicycles and parts are taken to the Ellsworth Correctional Facility for the Bicycle Recycle Program. You are asked to bring the bikes and parts with you the night of the event, inquire at the ticket table for help with unloading. The eyeglasses and hearing aids can be dropped off at the ticket table at the entrance.
Proceeds from the Annual Seafood Buffet are used for Claflin and Barton County area events and activities such as the Annual Claflin Easter Egg Hunt in the city park, Claflin Community Scholarship Program, the purchase of eyeglasses for the needy, support for the Kansas Lions State Band representatives from Claflin High School, for Barton  Community College scholarships, donations for Leader Dogs for the blind, donations to the Clara Barton Hospital, Bicycle Recycle Program, local Bicycle Safety Day, and many other local events.
To order your seafood buffet tickets in advance contact any Claflin Lions Club member or phone (620) 587-3560 or (620) 793-2922 for more information. Tickets can be purchased from now through Friday morning, March 15 at Pistol Pete’s Nuts and Bolts Co. in Great Bend. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.