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      Blakesburg Lions Club hosts monthly breakfast fundraiser

      The Blakesburg Lions Club helps cover the costs of various medical expenses for people in the community.

      It hosted its monthly breakfast Saturday, with plenty of coffee, pancakes, eggs and bacon to go around. Guests eat for free but are encouraged to donate what they can. Lions Club members use the money to help people pay for their healthcare needs, such as providing hearing-aids, glasses and wheelchairs to people who need them. The breakfast is the club's largest fundraising event, which raises between $400 and $700 each month.

      "We try to help people that need help," Larry Howe, Blakesburg Lions Club President said. "We just bought mobility scooters for people who couldn't walk. We do all that through fundraising, so when they come to one of our breakfasts and give a donation, they're helping the community."The Lions Community Breakfast is held the first Saturday of each month at the Blakesburg Community Center. Anyone is welcome to attend.