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Supper and auction an important event for Carlyle's Lions

Popular annual fundraiser will take place April 22 at the Carlyle Sports Arena.
Tim Sedor is the Carlyle District Lions Club supper and auction lead organizer.

CARLYLE - After a three-year hiatus, the Carlyle District Lions Club is returning with its annual supper and auction fundraiser. This year the event will be held at the Carlyle Sports Arena.

The evening will begin with a supper catered by Rylan and Cindy Weir. There will be raffle tables and silent auction items available for bidding.

“After a three-year absence, our club decided to give the supper and auction another try,” said event organizer Tim Sedor. “Our club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years which are promptly donated back into the community and surrounding area.”

Tickets have been going fast and are available from any Lions member or community organization.

“With the success of the Arcola Optimist Club annual snowmobile rally, we are having individual clubs sell tickets for the event,” said Sedor. “The net proceeds will be prorated back to the organizations on a per capita basis. The more tickets you sell, the more you receive.”

A live auction will take place immediately after supper is served. Unlike previous years, the club plans on only auctioning 15 or so items live. Featured will be two WestJet tickets for airline travel to a worldwide destination, subject to conditions. Also included and up for bid will be an utility trailer, a four-person ice-fishing tent, his and hers e-bikes and an exciting mystery item.

Local Lion member Duncan Brown has supplied an airplane ride and Dennis Feduk is providing a freshly made pie for every month of the year. There will be door and raffle prizes that are too numerous to mention.

“We want our auction to take on a more family-oriented feeling and there should be something here for one and all. We have live music on tap after the auction is concluded. We are guaranteeing everyone a great time,” said Sedor.

The Steadies, a Saskatchewan band, will take the stage. This high-energy four-piece Canadian band mixes pop and rock with world-beat, funk and reggae, creating a sound they have dubbed island rock. Based in Saskatoon, the group performs at over 100 festivals and clubs internationally every year.

The Steadies have won many Canadian music awards and have three Juno nominations to their credit.

“Our committee of ten has been working long and hard to ensure a complete and total success for this event,” said Sedor. “Tickets are going well, and the sponsorship and donations have been incredible. Be sure to follow us on our Carlyle and District Lions Club Facebook as we will continually update you with exciting announcements concerning the event. I look forward to seeing every one of you on April 22nd.”