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2011-01-27

‘Cheer’ online for LH Boys & Girls Club

By Judith Pannebaker BCC

To raise funds for a Boys & Girls Club in Lakehills, organizers have asked the entire Bandera County community for assistance - and it doesn’t include making a monetary donation.
Reader’s Digest magazine is holding a contest for American small towns that need funds for projects. In the competition, each small town winner will receive a portion of $5 million.
“It costs nothing to help us, just a couple of minutes per day,” noted a spokesman for the budding organization. “You just need to visit www.rd.com and click on the ‘Click To Win It’ button that’s located under the caption ‘What does your Home Town Need’?” Participants must then type in “Lakehills, TX.”
During their initial visit to the website, participants must enter their email address, but after that, they just select their town and click the cheer button. The cheer button can be clicked up to 10 times per day per email address.
“The towns with the most the most clicks win money for their cause,” the spokesman continued. “Ours is obviously about our youth.”
The request to Reader’s Digest from Rise’ Martin noted: “Lakehills, Texas, is a small town northwest of San Antonio. We need a Girls & Boys Club so our youth will have something to do and so mentors can help them succeed with school and life.”
She continued, “We have been fundraising for months but have only a few businesses that can help. We have received a $25,000 matching grant from the Kronkosky Foundation but we must raise $25,000 by October. We have a great town and we need help. We have a lot of children. We look forward to Reader’s Digest coming to our town!”
Everyone in Bandera County is urged to assist with this great cause by bookmarking http://wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com/ and visiting the site and “Cheering” 10 times a day.
The residents of Lakehills - and their kids - are keeping their fingers crossed.