Lions Invite the Community to Celebrate the Fourth Pleasure

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Want some cash to spend this summer?

The Sandpoint Lions Club may be able to help – the top prize in this year’s fundraiser for July 4 is $5,000 in Bonner Bucks. A second prize of $1,000 will also be awarded.

“We thought everyone could use a little help this year,” said Lions Club member Judy Dabrowski. “It also allows us to help local businesses because you have to spend the money in Bonner County.”

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a five-ticket booklet. Those who purchase a booklet of tickets will be able to spin the wheel for a chance to win an additional prize.

T-shirts will again be sold to help raise funds for 4th of July events and are designed by Sandpoint High School graphic arts students.

Additionally, donations are being accepted to help Lions organize 4th of July events, which include a children’s parade, a grand parade and a spectacular fireworks display. Donations can be dropped off at Sandpoint Lions Club Den, 609 S. Ella Ave.

This year, the theme for the parades is “A Nation Together” and the event will showcase the community and how united they can do anything, Lions Club officials said.

The children’s parade will start at 9:00 a.m. and the Grand Parade will start at 10:00 a.m.

The Grand Marshal for the 2022 Grand Parade will be former Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Director Kim Woodruff, who recently retired.

Applications are accepted for the Grand Parade and will be accepted until the morning of the parade.

To complete a parade application, go online to the Lions Facebook page or website — The cost is $25 if paid before June 30 or $30 if paid after June 30. Categories include community and civic groups, youth organizations, commercial floats, forest products, antique transportation, individual effort, veterans/military, band, and animals.

Charles P. Patton