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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
The entire staff of the Abe Lincoln Disabled Children Fundraiser
(Posted Oct. 28, 2005)
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