BROKEN BOW–Summer is a busy time of year for the Broken Bow Lions Club with peach and pear sales, and of course fireworks sales. President Stephanie Evans and Treasurer Don Wolford spoke to KCNI/KBBN this week and are excited to announce the Lions Club Fireworks trailer will be open starting on Friday, June 25 located in the Sylvester’s parking lot on Highway 2.
The trailer will be open Friday, June 25 through July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and open 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4 or until they sell out.
“My suggestion is that you come out early and get your shopping done so you can get what you want! Otherwise it might be gone,” Don Wolford said.
The Lions Club trailer will now carry bottle rockets this year (limited amount), Roman candle Bazooka with 192 shots, smoke grenades, items for kids, fountains, smaller multi-shot fireworks, 75 types of big fireworks, giant snaps, little snaps, parachutes, assortment packs, among many others. Buy-one-get-one-free sales on select items.
Wolford and Stephanie Evans encourage the public to purchase fireworks locally because the proceeds go back to the community to support various projects.
“Twenty percent of our proceeds will go toward our local firemen for their fireworks display. So please keep that in mind when you shop, please shop local because we really want to give as much as we can back to our firemen and our community. They put on a fabulous display every year and we want that to continue,” Evans said.
The Lions Club also supports sight and hearing testing in nearby communities. Proceeds from fireworks sales help to bring a mobile sight and hearing screening unit to Broken Bow, Ansley, Arnold, Dunning, and Anselmo-Merna schools between August 24-27. The Lions Club covers the cost of bringing the screening unit to town, volunteers to do the testing, and therefore saves the schools money.
Colorado peaches and pears are for sale and the Lions Club will take orders until July 19. Peaches and pears will be available in 20 lb. lugs and delivered in August.
Peaches: $42 for full lug, $21 for half lug
Pears: $32 for full lug, $16 for half
Proceeds stay in Custer County and also go toward state projects.
Call Stephanie Evans at 870-3669, Lucille Wolford at 870-2485, or any other club member to place an order for peaches and pears. Evans told KCNI/KBBN the club is always looking for new members and invites those interested to attend meetings/projects when they can. Contact a Lions Club member if you are interested in volunteering or joining the Lions Club.