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Lions Chili Feed benefits the library

Every family has its own traditions. In my family it wouldn't be a special occasion unless the orange salad is served in the same milk glass bowl. And the tray of special taco dip has to be on the table when the nephews and nieces visit my house.

Our Douglas County Library family also has a tradition. If it's March - it's time for chili. Not just any chili, but the Alexandria Sunrise Lions Club chili.

The 20th Annual Lions Club Chili Feed is scheduled for March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Senior Center. The meal includes chili and trimmings, garlic bread, and a beverage - all of this for just $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger.

A portion of the proceeds will fund large print materials for the Douglas County Library. For nearly 100 years, Lions Clubs have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Providing large print materials for the visually impaired has been a project of the local Lions Clubs for 20 years worth of chili.

The Douglas County Library has a collection of 2000 large print books. A large percentage of the books were purchased with Lions Club chili money.

Tickets for the chili feed can be purchased from Sunrise Lions Club members or at the circulation desk at the library.

If you purchase your tickets at the library, Shirla Hanson will be happy to make a sale. Shirla has been the award winning chili ticket salesperson for 20 years.

Consider buying a ticket. You can plan on a great meal and you'll support both the Lions Club and the Douglas County Library. Remember, chili equals books.