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The Telegram
  • Lions Club to host movie screening to benefit HCCC scholarship

  • The Herkimer Lions Club will host a movie screening at Valley Cinema in Little Falls on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m.

    The screening will mark the start of a fundraiser for a scholarship fund from the Lions Club for Herkimer County Community College.

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  • The Herkimer Lions Club will host a movie screening at Valley Cinema in Little Falls on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m.

    The screening will mark the start of a fundraiser for a scholarship fund from the Lions Club for Herkimer County Community College.
    “We wanted to do something to give back to the community and a scholarship for a local student seemed like the right thing to do,” said Rudy Scialdo II, vice president of the Herkimer Lions Club. “After speaking with Chris Anderson from Valley Cinema about the matter, he was kind enough to offer the club use of the facility.”
    Instead of charging the regular movie fee, the club will ask for donations from the public.
    All proceeds made from the screening will benefit the scholarship award.
    The public will have a choice to see “Escape from Planet Earth” or “Warm Bodies.”
    Since the screening is a first for the Lions Club it will serve as a test to see if it is something people are interested in.
    “If the showing has a good turn out and depending on the amount of money raised, we could consider holding at least three to four more showings this year to help raise money towards the scholarship. Either way it’s a win-win situation across the board for both a fundraiser and families within the community to enjoy a movie,” said Scialdo.
    Scialdo said the club hopes to raise enough funds to create a scholarship to be used for this year if the college acknowledges it.
    The Herkimer Lions Club will run the event along with the Herkimer Leo Club.
    If any one is interested in volunteering for the event or interested in joining the Herkimer Lions Club they are asked to call Scialdo at 866-2011.
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