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Lions Club meet is April 12

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

SOUTH POINT -- The 46th Annual Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club Track and Field Meet is set for Friday, April 12, at South Point High School.

Coaches will meet at 4:30 p.m., and the starting gun will sound at 5 p.m.

Teams from Chesapeake, Fairland, South Point, Rock Hill, Spring Valley, Ashland and Raceland will compete. Scheduled contests include pole vault, long jump, shot put, 100-meter high hurdles, 100-meter dash and a host of other relays, runs and dashes. Athletes will earn trophies and ribbons.

People who attend the event will not only be entertained by great competition, but they'll also be eligible for door prizes while helping out a good cause. Money raised from the event will provide, among other things, eye exams and glasses for those who can't afford the cost.

Operation TLC, a litter awareness and beautification effort in eastern Lawrence County, is partnering with the Lions Club for this event.

Door prizes include a 32-inch Magnavox Flat Screen LED Television; an iPod nano; a corn hole set and a one-year membership to the Chesapeake Community Center. Ticket holders are not required to be present to win any of the prizes.

Tickets are $5 at the gate, but may be purchased at a discount rate in advance from any Lions Club or Operation TLC member. There will also be food available during the meet.

"This is a can't-miss event for three reasons," Lions Club President John Hall said in a news release. "The best athletes in the region, the chance to win top-drawer prizes and most importantly, helping those in need."