The Garden Ridge Lions Charities 44th annual

                       Fish Fry, Bar-B-Q and Auction

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THE GARDEN RIDGE LIONS CLUB 44th annual FISH FRY, BAR-B-Q & AUCTION

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Garden Ridge Community Center.

This event is the primary fund-raiser for the Garden Ridge Lions Club Charities, Inc. Proceeds support: Sight Services, including eye glasses & exams for needy children; Youth Services, including The Texas Lions Camp for Special Needs Children; scholarships; and Community Services, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets and Christmas toys for needy families.

Activities include:
Fish Fry & Bar-B-Q: Adults $10.00 Children: $5.00 served 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Silent Auction 3:00-6:00 p.m.
​Live Entertainment 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Raffle drawing at 6:30 p.m.
Live Auction at 6:45 p.m.
Super Raffle following Live Auction

 Your valued support is very much appreciated.
We held our Annual Fish Fry, BBQ and Auction Fundraiser on October 1st at the Garden Ridge Community Center. We served over 600 meals, held live and silent auctions,
raffles and served deserts and beverages. Our Gross Charities Income was $72,467.72; our expenses were $19,016.25; and our resulting net charities income was $53,451.72.

​In February 2016 the Garden Ridge Lions started meeting to plan and make improvements to our annual October fundraiser. New software and 4 new computers were ordered. In April the Super and Regular Raffle tickets were being put together. By May the twenty committee
chairmen were starting to get their committees filled. The Auction Book was started and ads were being sought and sold to pay for the Book. The Raffle tickets were printed and begun to be sold in July and August. The Live and Silent Auction items were also being solicited
in July and August. On Wednesday, September 28th, food was delivered to the Community Center to be put into their large freezer and commercial refrigerator. On September 29th and 30th the Garden Ridge Lions set up tables and chairs for eating, the food serving line and for the Live and Silent Auctions. The Auction items were brought in to be tagged. By October 1st the Garden Ridge Community Center was ready to open its doors to the
public by 3pm. The Fish, Barbeque and all the fixings’ were Cooked, smelling fine and ready to serve. The Auction items were ready to be viewed and the Raffle and food tickets were ready to be sold. All the Garden Ridge Lions did their jobs well and a good time was had by all. The food was eaten and the auction items were sold and the raffle tickets had winners. By 10pm, the Community Center was cleared of people, tables, chairs, most auction items and many tired Lions went home to rest. Sunday morning, October 2nd, the Community Center was cleaned, the serving line was cleaned, the fryers were cleaned and all put away in storage. The remaining Auction items were delivered and a successful fundraiser was done for the year. It was wonderful seeing so many Lions working side by
side for a common goal and having a fun time doing it. 

​​Thank you, Garden Ridge Lions for such a great year!!