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Telethon continues to raise money

Telethon continues to raise money
The Lions Club of Paducah and WPSD Local 6 are pleased to announce that $506,203.54 in donations have been raised for the 53rd Annual Telethon of Stars.
“Now is the time that people honor their pledges,” said Jim McPeake, Lions Club Telethon chairman.
“More donations come in every day from individuals and church groups who made pledges early in the Telethon season.”
The 15-hour Telethon of Stars was held Nov. 14 and 15 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
Beneficiaries of the Telethon include Easter Seals West Kentucky in Paducah , T.L.C. of Southern Illinois in Carterville, Community Developmental Services in Martin and Easter Seals Southeast Missouri. All centers serve individuals with disabilities and other special needs.
“We are blessed to have a strong core group of donors that give every year,” said Telethon Producer Bob Crosno. “Venues change and performers come and go, but the one thing that remains constant is caring, resilient community members who give their time and money to help those in need.” The last day to donate to the 53rd Telethon of Stars is Jan. 31, 2010. Donations may be mailed to Telethon of Stars c/o BB&T Bank PO Box 1416 Paducah, KY 42002 or made online at The Telethon of Stars is one the longest running, locally produced Telethons in the country and has raised nearly 22 million dollars since its formation.

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