Thieves steal from service club

News May 18, 2011 Ancaster News

The Ancaster Lions Club raises thousands of dollars each year which it promptly invests back into the community.

The service club will have a little less money to go around this spring after thieves broke into the Lions’ storage unit and stole $1,500 worth of equipment, including a barbecue.

Lions Club president Sue Hockridge said the theft was discovered late last month.

Thieves took electrical equipment, including lighting and 15 boxes of wieners intended to be sold at upcoming fundraisers.

The losses are not covered by insurance.

“It just seems a shame,” said Hockridge.

“We get lots of letters every month,” pointing out the club supports an array of causes, from families struggling with illness to sports groups and other charitable causes.

Hockridge said the club will replace the stolen items, but the expense will cut into the Lions’ gift-giving abilities. The Lions now have a new barbecue which will be used for next month’s Heritage Days festivities. Club volunteers will set up a food booth directly across from the Old Township Hall on June 11.

Thieves steal from service club

News May 18, 2011 Ancaster News

The Ancaster Lions Club raises thousands of dollars each year which it promptly invests back into the community.

The service club will have a little less money to go around this spring after thieves broke into the Lions’ storage unit and stole $1,500 worth of equipment, including a barbecue.

Lions Club president Sue Hockridge said the theft was discovered late last month.

Thieves took electrical equipment, including lighting and 15 boxes of wieners intended to be sold at upcoming fundraisers.

The losses are not covered by insurance.

“It just seems a shame,” said Hockridge.

“We get lots of letters every month,” pointing out the club supports an array of causes, from families struggling with illness to sports groups and other charitable causes.

Hockridge said the club will replace the stolen items, but the expense will cut into the Lions’ gift-giving abilities. The Lions now have a new barbecue which will be used for next month’s Heritage Days festivities. Club volunteers will set up a food booth directly across from the Old Township Hall on June 11.

Thieves steal from service club

News May 18, 2011 Ancaster News

The Ancaster Lions Club raises thousands of dollars each year which it promptly invests back into the community.

The service club will have a little less money to go around this spring after thieves broke into the Lions’ storage unit and stole $1,500 worth of equipment, including a barbecue.

Lions Club president Sue Hockridge said the theft was discovered late last month.

Thieves took electrical equipment, including lighting and 15 boxes of wieners intended to be sold at upcoming fundraisers.

The losses are not covered by insurance.

“It just seems a shame,” said Hockridge.

“We get lots of letters every month,” pointing out the club supports an array of causes, from families struggling with illness to sports groups and other charitable causes.

Hockridge said the club will replace the stolen items, but the expense will cut into the Lions’ gift-giving abilities. The Lions now have a new barbecue which will be used for next month’s Heritage Days festivities. Club volunteers will set up a food booth directly across from the Old Township Hall on June 11.