Lions announce Fourth of July raffle, parade winners

By Reader Staff

The fireworks are snuffed and the long weekend is long over, but there’s still some celebrating to do for the Fourth of July.

George Haley, Co-op manager, with
Sandpoint Lions President Howard Shay.

The Sandpoint Lions Club has announced its raffle and parade winners, with George Haley taking home the grand prize of a 2019 Sea-Doo Spark jet ski; Larry and Irma Smith winning the second prize of $2,000 Bonner Bucks at the Ponderay Home Depot; and Lindsey Hughes, who scored the third prize of $1,000 cash.

Grand-prize winner Haley, who manages the Co-op, will donate the Seadoo, worth more than $7,000, back to the Lions to support the organization’s Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Fourth of July parade winners included: Northern Lights, grand prize and commercial category;  Community Assistance League, community civic; Idaho Forest Group, forest; Wild Horse Trail, veterans; 4-H, youth organizations; Panhandle Antique Tractors, antique transportation; Shingle Mill Blueberry Farm, band; Team Tyler, individual; and Canine Companions, animal.

The Sandpoint Lions have presented the local fireworks and parade for more than 50 years, alongside other philanthropic events, including Toys for Tots, hearing and vision screening for local schoolchildren and diabetes prevention.

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