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Lions Cabbage Bash is back

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Join the Lions Clubs International, the worldandamp;#8217;s largest service club organization for their annual St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day Corned Beef andamp; Cabbage Bash Saturday, March 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m. for music, $1,000 cash door prize, raffle prizes galore and $1 drinks at the Community Arts Center on Church Street in Truckee.Tickets for The Cabbage Bash fundraiser are $40 per person. This includes an all-you-can-eat dinner, a chance at a $1,000 cash door prize and one raffle ticket, plus music and fun doing good with others. Get tickets at the Welcome Center for Chamber of Commerce at Truckee Train Depot.Who are the lions?They have more than 1.3 million members in more than 45,000 clubs worldwide.Lions are everywhere.Theyandamp;#8217;re active men and women in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. Lions have a dynamic history.Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness. It is part of their history as well as their work today. But they also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects, including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding senior and the disabled.Lions give sight.By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. Lions have extended their international Sight First Program, which works to eradicate blindness.Lions serve youth.Community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, they offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange, and Lions Quest. The Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide. Lions award grants.Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded more than $660 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. The Foundation was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times. Together, their Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies and aiding in long-term reconstruction.Lions are active. Their motto is andamp;#8220;We Serve.andamp;#8221; Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help local communities.