Deer Hides benefit disabled at Lions Camp

Once again area Lions Clubs are collecting deer hides to benefit children and adults with disabilities. All proceeds from the deer hides will be used to support Wisconsin Lions Camp.
The Wisconsin Lions Camp began in 1956 and has been dedicated to providing a quality camping experience for people with disabilities ever since. There is no cost for participants to attend a summer camp program, so contributions are vital to the operation of Lions Camp.
In Merrill, the Merrill Lions Club asks deer hunters to donate their deer hides by depositing them into the Deer Hide Collection box at 1401 E. Main Street (the old Caylor building), Merrill. Questions? Call Lions Club member Dennis Knott at 715.218.1525 or Jeff Kraft at 715.536.6656.
In Hamburg, the Berlin-Hamburg Lions have set up a donation point at 244187 Schoolhouse Ln., Athens, just one-half mile south of Maple Grove School in Hamburg, at the home of Lions Club member, Gary Kreft. Questions? Call Gary at 715.680.0790.

Deer antlers, hearts, and tails also welcome
The Merrill Lions are also collecting deer antlers to be used by Leader Dog puppy raisers for puppies to chew on, deer hearts to be donated to the Wildlife Refuge in Antigo, and deer tails. Please contact a Merrill Lion directly to facilitate the donation of deer hearts.
The Merrill Lions Club wishes to thank Mike Giese and RESI for the space to collect deer hides and River Country Co-op for donating a portion of the salt used to preserve the hides. “Please thank them for their support,” they ask.

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