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Area residents to appear on annual Lions telethon

Area residents to appear on annual Lions telethon

Posted: Thursday, November 6, 2008 8:05 pm

Obion County and northwest Tennessee will be well represented when the 52nd Annual Lions Club/WPSD Local 6 Telethon of Stars is staged this weekend. Area Lions Clubs and the clients who receive services in Obion County from Community Developmental Services are all excited about this year’s event — and that’s partly because all donations from Tennessee will stay in Tennessee to support people from Obion County who receive services through CDS. Donation checks may be made payable to and mailed directly to the Telethon of Stars, BB&T Bank, P.O. Bank, 1416, Paducah, KY 42002-9941. The telethon will begin 10 p.m. Saturday at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center on the riverfront in Paducah, Ky., and run for 15 continuous hours, ending at 1 p.m. Sunday. The show is free of charge and it can also be watched live on WPSD Local 6. For those who can’t watch all 15 hours of the telethon, several features that spotlight people served by CDS, interviews, donation presentations and entertainment of special interest to Tennesseans may be viewed at scheduled times (although hosts are subject to change). They include: SATURDAY • 10:47 p.m.— Waymatic Inc. of South Fulton employees’ and owners’ donation, presented by Richard Puckett with “Days of Our Lives” actress Ari Zucker; • 10:59 p.m. — CDS executive director Cathy Cate and Tennessee Lions District 12L Gov. Ray Murphey with WPSD’s Scott McGee; • 11:10 p.m. — Tennessee feature No. 1, which spotlights CDS’ poster representative, Ron Hudson of McKenzie, who now lives semi-independently in his family home with support from CDS; • 11:13 p.m. — Union City Coca-Cola™ Bottling Company’s “A Classic Fundraiser”; and • 11:47 p.m. — “Touchdowns for Telethon” UT Martin Student Athlete Advisory Council representatives and Danelle Fabianich, assistant athletics director. SUNDAY • 12:43 a.m. — Tennessee feature No. 2, which spotlights three women who receive services in CDS’ residential program who share a home together, featuring the different ways they came to CDS; • 1:22 a.m. — Tennessee feature No. 3 from last year is “Putting CDS in the Community,” which spotlights clients picnicking in the park (including Huntingdon resident Brinn Haywood) and planning a menu and grocery shopping (with Marie Hampton of Carroll County); • 2:14 a.m., 3:23 a.m., 4:57 a.m., 6:18 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. — Repeat of the features; • 8:14 a.m. — Live interview of Tennessee poster representative Ron Hudson and director of residential services Cherry Webb with WPSD’s Mike Mallory; • 8:40 a.m. — Tennessee Lions Clubs and District 12-L Gov. Ray Murphey; • 10:29 a.m. — Repeat of Feature No. 2 of three ladies sharing a home; • 10:41 a.m. — United Steel Workers of America Local 878L of Union City presenting donations of active and retiree hourly employees; • 11:07 a.m. — Repeat of Feature No. 3, “Putting CDS in the Community”; • 11:10 a.m. — Fechheimer-Martin plant employee payroll deduction with CDS’ employee payroll deduction, Faye Floyd; • 11:27 a.m. — McDonald’s Burger Bash presentation, represented by McWorth Management employees; • 12:04 p.m. — Repeat of Tennessee poster representative Ron Hudson’s feature; and • 12:33 p.m. — Repeat of Feature No. 2 of three ladies sharing a home. Published in The Messenger 11.06.08

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