Freeport Lioness Club 'still crazy' for charity

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FREEPORT — The Freeport Lioness-Lions Club will host its 25th annual variety show on Saturday, March 26.

According to club president Jill Litchfield, the nearly 25 members and their children, spouses and friends will dance, sing and act at the Performing Arts Center to raise money for a local child with cancer.

This year’s theme is “Still Crazy After All These Years,” Litchfield said.

“We have such a good time as a group and try to help those in need,” she said. “We’ve helped people pay their heating oil, rent and bills. We provide clothing, coats or shoes for children and give families food and gifts for the holidays. It’s the small things we do that really make a difference.”

The March 26 variety show is the group’s big fundraiser.

Litchfield said the show has in past year s brought in as much as $6,000 in donations, ticket sales and advertising. They donate some of the funds to an organization or family in the Freeport, Pownal, Brunswick and Lewiston area.

This year, some of the funds will help support the family of 1-year-old Emma Dube, who is fighting cancer. Litchfield said the family, from the Lisbon area, can use the funds in any way they want.

The Freeport Lioness-Lions give away about $3,000 in scholarships and another $3,000 to various organizations throughout the year.

The 25th annual variety show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Thrift Shop in the Freeport Community Center or at the door the night of the show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under.

“The show is a nice family night and the audience is guaranteed laughs and entertainment,” she said. “Every penny we take in from the community goes back to community.”

Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net

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