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Upcoming ‘Classics for a Cause’ To Benefit Middletown Lions Club

The auto show and motorcycle meet will be held in the Middletown Shopping Center on Saturday, June 30. Rain Date is Sunday, July 1.

The Middletown Lions Club Charitable Foundation is inviting all to come out and enjoy a day of family fun while benefiting a positive community cause.

On Saturday, June 30, the Middletown Lions Club Charitable Foundation will host ‘Classics for a Cause,’ an auto show and motorcycle meet which will support the Middletown Lions Club Charitable Foundation. The event will be held from noon until 4 p.m. in the Middletown Shopping Center, located at the corner of Route 35 and New Monmouth Road. The rain date is Sunday, July 1st.

All classes of vehicles including stock, custom, antique, hot rod, collector, imports, luxury, and trucks are encouraged in addition to motorcycles. The entrance fee is $15 for pre-registered vehicles and $20 on the day of the show. Registration forms are available on the website of the Middletown Lions Club at www.mlions.org.

Business sponsors are needed at various levels along with vendors and donors for raffle items. Information is available by contacting Event Chairperson Lori Anne Oliwa by email at laoliwa@yahoo.com. Last year, the event attracted thousands of spectators from Middletown and the surrounding communities. Trophies will be awarded in all classes.

Proceeds from the event will support a variety of Lions-approved charities and charitable initiatives including Middletown Helps Its Own; Housing & United Services; Leonardo; Family Promise of Monmouth County; Habitat for Humanity Northeast Chapter; 180 Turning Lives Around; The Beauty Foundation; The Kitchen at St. Marks Food Pantry & Project Paul, Keansburg; Jersey Shore Work Camp; New Jersey Blind Citizens Association; Leonardo; Vassar Institute at Bayshore Hospital; the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, the Lions Eye Research Foundation; and Lions Eye, Ear & Diabetes Screening (L.E.E.D.S.). In addition, funds will be dedicated to the free local eye exam, eye glass and hearing aid programs which fund critical services to those who meet certain financial criteria.

Anyone wishing to donate funds for a specific Lions program or initiative should contact Lion President Lori Anne Oliwa at laoliwa@yahoo.com. Checks should be made payable to the Middletown Lions Club Foundation and sent to P.O. Box 75, Middletown. All contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible. New members are welcome. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Red Oak Diner & Lounge, Hazlet. For more information, view the website www.mlions.org.

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