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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 11-17, 2019 LINCOLN 13 LINCOLN – Leaders at Lincoln's Columbus Club came close to taking a loan against the building in order to replace its aging roof, but the generos- ity of the community helped them pay for the increasingly essential project last fall. The money was raised in large part during last year's Funny4Funds come- dy show at the club at 171 Jenckes Hill Road, which serves as a meeting place for a variety of community groups and organizations. The hall, which is also available to rent for functions, will host its 3rd-annual comedy fundraiser on May 17. The organizers hope the event will help them continue to make repairs on the more than 60-year-old building so it can continue serving the com- munity. "We brother Knights want to have a building that is safe, clean and readily available to host and serve our com- munity needs," said Joe King, of the Knights of Columbus Lincoln Council 4005. The club opens its doors several times a week to youth organizations, nonprofits and local residents in need of a gathering place. "There's Bible groups, environmen- tal societies, Little Leagues, bereave- ments … a lot of people use this, and it's open to them," said Club President Ray Hedenskog. King and Hedenskog said the hope is to allot money raised at this year's comedy night to help fund three projects: bathroom repairs, fixes to an exterior wall and a new storage shed for the baseball field. Repairs to the club's restroom facili- ties would include fixing the walls, where water damage has caused the tiles to begin to buckle and pull away from the wall. Outside, so many vehicles have backed into the retaining wall in front of the building that entire portions of brick are crumbling. King said he wants to build a new wall out of more durable material. Lastly, the club's adjacent baseball field would receive a new shed to hold equipment. In this case, King said a Lincoln resident has already volunteered to help build the shed at no cost. The club owns and maintains the field, which was also constructed with help from the community. "The only thing we had to pay for was the fence," King said, adding that philanthropic residents have been helping the club since it was first built. "People in Lincoln just donate," he said. "That's the only way this place sur- vives," said Hedenskog. King said without Hedenskog and others, there would be no people or money to support the club. "When Third-annual comedy fundraiser planned for Columbus Club By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See COLUMBUS, Page 16 FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS FROM THE MEAT DEPARTMENT Extra-large Raw Shell on Shrimp 21-25 CT $7.99 lb Alaskan Large Cod Fillets ...........................$8.99 lb Fresh Maine Steamers ...............................$3.99 lb Marinated Swordfish Tips ..........................$7.99 lb USDA Choice Boneless Ribeye Steaks or Roasts........................................$12.99 lb Italian sausage, garlic & cheese or Chinese Sausage ....................................$4.99 lb Chicken Leg Quarters...................................$.89 lb Marinated Chicken Tenderloins ................$1.99 lb FROM THE CAFE – Dine-in SPECIALS 463 East Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 508-695-7087 • www.FreshCatchNorth.com LENTEN SPECIALS Fish n Chips $12.99 Clam Strip Plate $13.99 Fried Whole Belly Clam Plate $ 16.99 Jumbo Lobster Salad Roll $15.99 3 Clam Cakes and Cup of Chowder $6.99 Café Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Sale ends 4/14/2019 Beer & Wine Served Place Your Easter Orders Now!

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