Florida Lions Conklin Centers
For The Blind

A Major Project of the Florida Lions Clubs


Saturday, June 19th was the date of the Conklin Center Walk-A-Thon. The weather was nice, but humid. Walker's came from all over Florida and the surrounding area. The festivities offered event t-shirts to all those who registered for the walk and had sponsor pledges of $10 or more, a pancake breakfast and prizes galore.

A special THANK YOU! goes to the DeLand Lions Club who provided all the volunteers, supplies and old-fashioned hard work for the pancake breakfast served at the Center. Breakfast was served for $3 each and more than 75 happy customers were served!

More than 35 walkers made up of Conklin Center students and graduates, Lions Club members, and community people walked the 3.2 miles around the Center. Prizes were awarded as follows:

Most Pledges Raised by an Individual Lion - Holiday Inn Express Package
First Place: Ralph Barrett, Imperial Lions Club (Lakeland) --- $550.00
2 Dinner Tickets for Medieval Times—Kissimmee
Second Place: Wendy with Rizzo Wilson, DeLand Lions Club --- $412.00

Most Pledges Raised by a Lions Club - Ramada Inn Prize Package
First Place: Viera Lions Club --- $882.00
Certificate for 2 to Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show—Orlando
Second Place: DeLand Lions Club ---$632.00

Most Pledges Raised by a Student or Graduate - Best Western Aku Tiki Prize Package
First Place: Elmo Heaton, Graduate --- $370.00
Hampton Inn Prize Pack
Second Place: Greg Pierre Jean, Student --- $220.00

Most Pledges Raised by an Individual - Perry's Oceanfront Resort Package
First Place: Bob Bentley --- $295.00
2 Dinner tickets for Dixie Stampede
Second Place: Gail Clark --- $156.00

Most Pledges Raised by a Business/Community Group - Wet ‘N Wild Prize Package
First Place: Tracy & Kathleen of Daytona Beach Shores Chamber of Commerce --- $398.00
2 tickets to Seaside Music Theater – Daytona Beach
Second Place: Thomas, Mann of Homac Manufacturing --- $179.00

The guests numbered about 100 for the event and approximately $7,000 was raised for a terrific organization. The Center would like to thank all of those Lions Club members who participated, attended and raised pledges. Lions' support of all Conklin Center events is greatly appreciated!

Florida permit # SC00798.

Thank you very much for your support!

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