Lioness Rose Sale a success
A total of 540 dozen roses were sold, and Lioness members worked over 800 hours to complete the project.
Chairperson Joyce Harvancik praised her committee of eight, saying, "I could not have done this job without the dedicated Lioness who were there every step of the way."
More than 60 people helped in some way, and that includes Lioness, Lions, Leos and other community people.
Harvancik also mentioned the generosity of the community in purchasing roses to brighten the rooms and hearts of Iola Living Assistance residents.
While the rose sale is one of the largest Lioness fundraisers, others include the Lutefisk Supper, Iola Old Car Show, Thyssen-Krupp foundry picnic, Waupaca Strawberry Fest, brat fries at the IGA and the city-wide rummage sale.
Money raised at these events fund many Lioness service projects, such as the Easter and Christmas parties, Post Prom Party, scholarships, blood drives and numerous requests from groups and individuals in need.
It sounds like a lot of work and no play, but Lioness meetings tend to be lively, and the satisfaction derived from helping the community goes a long way in keeping smiles on the faces of the members.
For more information about Lioness membership, contact Membership Chair Susan McNamara at 715-445-2221.
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