The world’s largest service organization, The Lions Club is working with LBSPY this holiday season to spread hope and joy to one lucky family. Together, we are giving away a 6-foot Christmas tree, the centerpiece of the Christmas holiday. Selling trees as a fundraiser since 1979, the Lewisburg Lions Club now sells over 200 trees each year and raising about $4,500. The trees come from a farm less than an hour from Lewisburg, WV at a farm called Joe’s Trees outside Newport, Virginia. They are sold in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Chevrolet-Buick car lot in front of the old State Police office on Rt 219. The Lions happily load and secure the tree onto your vehicle. By request, they will cut off tree trunks and remove limbs. The tree types are Frasier Firs and White Pines and they range in size from 5’ to 14’.
Each year, 100% of the net profit from tree sales is used to provide funds for eye exams and recycling eyeglasses by providing treatment for Greenbrier county residents who cannot otherwise afford it. If you have a used pair of eyeglasses that you no longer need, you can donate them now. Children’s glasses are especially needed. They accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, and plastic or metal frames. Since 1940, the Lewisburg Lions Club has directly helped thousands of county residents. Worldwide, the club has helped hundreds of millions of people, including children.
“Our fundraising efforts have been going on for many years and are well organized, so the shared time commitment of a member is very reasonable when compared to eyesight for a neighbor in need.” – Bob Powell.
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In West Virginia, the Lions Club has over 185 groups with more than 4,500 members organized into three districts. Worldwide there are nearly 46,000 clubs. The Lewisburg chapter is over 75 years young and they are always looking for men and women to join them who want to give back to the community and keep it a great place to live. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Bob Powell, President of Lewisburg Lions Club, at 304-520-4370 or email@example.com.
The Lions will begin selling Christmas trees on Wednesday, December 2nd at 12pm and will continue to sell until all they are all sold. The hours of operation are: Monday thru Friday from 12pm-8pm, Saturday from 9am-8pm, and Sunday from 1pm-6pm.
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For the Christmas Tree Giveway, we encourage families who are in need of a Christmas tree to participate. If you would like to enter, find the hidden Christmas trees inside this issue. Email your Christmas tree count to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how many you found. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 11th.
Help us spread the good cheer and pick up a tree from the Lions Club! Tell ‘em LBSPY sent you! Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year.
– LBSPY #72, December 2015
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.