Letters to the Editor
We welcome letters to the Editor, a chance for members of the community to comment on issues of concern to them. All letters must be original, not duplications of letters addressed to public officials or written by others. The views and opinions expressed are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication, its publishers, Editor, or staff.
To the Editor:
MERRILL LIONS THANK HUNTERS
The Merrill Lions Club would like to thank all the hunters who donated their deer hides to the Merrill Lions Deer Hide Collection Project. A total of 701 deer hides were collected. 31 deer hearts were also collected and donated to the RAPTOR program in Antigo.
The hides are combined with deer hides collected by Lions Clubs through out Wisconsin and sold to a buyer. The money raised is donated to the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wis., where children with intellectual, vision, hearing, and diabetic issues are able to have a week-long camping experience at no cost to them.
Merrill Lions would like to thank RESI and Mike Giese for the use of their building and parking lot to process and store the hides.
Merrill Lions would also like to thank Kyle Christensen and Merrill Country Store/River Country Co-op for donating half of the salt used to process and preserve the hides.
For more information or questions on this or any Merrill Lions Club Project, contact Lion Dennis Knott at 715.218.1525, Lion Jeff Kraft at 715.536.6656, or any Lions member.
– Merrill Lions Club
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