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Abe Lincoln Disabled Children Fundraiser a success     Send a link to a friend

To the editor:

On Sept. 10, 2005, the Abe Lincoln Disabled Children's Fundraiser held their second annual fundraising event. Added to this year's event was a golf outing, which was open to the public, at the Lincoln Elks Golf Course. Sixty-four golfers participated. New vendors helped out from Hooters, Roger Bay Concessions and Coca-Cola. The traditional marble run and car show were held during the afternoon. Entertainment was provided by the Greg Glick Band from 3 to 7 p.m., and back by popular demand was the Jane Doe Band, which played to a crowd of approximately 600 from 8 p.m. till midnight.

Despite the 93-degree heat and numerous other events, the committee and over 70 volunteers raised $6,000, a 50 percent increase over last year's total.

Due to Hurricane Katrina, the Charitable Trust Lodge 914 asked that this year's proceeds go directly to support the efforts and relief for the victims of the hurricane. Therefore, the money will be sent to Hurricane Katrina Elks Disaster Relief Fund.

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Next year's fundraiser will return as planned to help the disabled children of the Lincoln and Logan County community. Next year's fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 16.

Special thanks go out to Stephen E. Klemm, president; Doug DeMay, vice president; Sarah Stuart Faith, treasurer; Peggy Haseley, secretary; Phil Gehlbach, physical set-up; and to the city of Lincoln, our sponsors and friends. We could not do this without your support.

Thank you.

The entire staff of the Abe Lincoln Disabled Children Fundraiser

(Posted Oct. 28, 2005)

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