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Elgin Lions Annual Rose Sale

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  • Elgin Lions Club members Chuck Merrell and Ed Bates show off roses to be delivered.

    Elgin Lions Club members Chuck Merrell and Ed Bates show off roses to be delivered.
    James Beam

James Beam

Members of the Elgin Lions Club are conducting their twenty ninth annual Rose Day. They will be selling one dozen long stemmed roses for $15 between now and March 27th for delivery on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Club members will also be selling roses at Elgin train stations during this time. This is a major fund raising event that began in 1984, and was so well received that it is now an annual affair. The roses can be ordered from any Elgin Lions Club member, or an order can be placed by calling 1-847-289-4206. If you use the phone number, a Lions Club member will return your call to take the information needed for the delivery and to make arrangements for payment.

Arrangements have been made with Ziegler's Ace Hardware at 215 N Spring St.,

Elgin to assist the club by having order forms and a secure container to leave the order forms and the payment. Orders can be also be made at

The roses are flown here shortly before they are to be delivered directly to the homes of the recipients in the Elgin area by members of the Lions Club or other people eager to help out the less fortunate in our community. People who received them in the past have been impressed by their quality. They compare favorably with roses costing five times as much.

Proceeds of the sale will be used to further the charitable works of the Elgin Lions Club. The club provides eye care for persons in our community, especially students of U-46, and others who need it but have difficulty affording it. The club also participates and donates money to other worthy charitable causes. Nearly all of the money collected by the various fund raisers of the Elgin Lions Club remains in the Elgin area for the benefit of local people, and the money that goes to Lions International and the Lions of Illinois Foundation is used to help needy people wherever in the world they may live. The Elgin Lions Club has been doing good works for citizens of the Elgin Area since 1921, and is grateful for the fine support provided by the community. The club will celebrate 92 years of service this fall.

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