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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 6 years ago

Ormond by the Sea Lions Club book it for a cause

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The Ormond by the Sea Lions Club will host a book sale this Saturday, to raise money for a St. Augustine children’s home.

BY MIKE CAVALIERE | ASSOCIATE EDITOR

One of its newest nonprofit initiatives, the Ormond by the Sea Lions Club will host a book sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Regions Bank, 1400 Ocean Shore Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Home Society, in St. Augustine.

“We give each of the children in (the society) a $25 gift certificate each Christmas, so they can purchase either something for themselves or for someone else,” said Bobbie Cheh, club secretary.

With 22 members, led by Lion Frank White, Cheh says her group is most known for providing eyeglasses and hearing aids to residents in need.

“We just helped a homeless man with a glass eye,” she added. “He was keeping it taped shut so no one would see it."

Past club fundraisers have benefited the Conklin Center for the Blind, for the purchase of brail bingo cards, and Halifax Urban Ministries. Members also adopted a stretch of A1A, work with church youth groups, do street and beach trash pick-ups and provide free diabetic screenings.

They assist the Salvation Army with their holiday bell-ringing collections, as well, in which they will be participating Dec. 1, at the Publix in the Ormond Beach Mall.

A breakfast with Santa will also be held by the club 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Alfie’s Restaurant, 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd..

The Lions meet every third Wednesday of the month, for a 6 p.m. dinner meeting, at Alfie’s Restaurant. Dinner is free for first-time meeting-goers, and members do not need to reside in Ormond by the Sea. The club’s next meeting will be held Nov. 28.

Call 441-4421.

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