Exchange Club auction a great success

December 14, 2013

Lima Exchange Club, a national and local service club whose mission includes Americanism, youth programs, and prevention of child abuse, held its annual Christmastime fundraising auction Dec. 9 at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge.

We thank community residents and club members for creating a successful event.

During our auction, we raised $1,560. Mike Mullen, past officeholder with Exchange, served as an excellent auctioneer. Wendy Baxter kept detailed records of purchases. Club members and guests enjoyed lunch and proved very supportive of youth programs for the benefit of Allen County children.

All of funds raised are used for local youth programs. Activities include Kids Christmas Party for 360 elementary children, A.C.E. awards, scholarships and materials distributed titled prevention of child abuse.

Lima/Allen County is, indeed, a great place in which to live, work and contribute to community. Lima Exchange Club thanks all for strong support.

Diane Bishop, President

Lima Exchange Club