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Lions Shrimp Boil
The Denton Lions Club will be having it’s semi-annual Shrimp Boil this Saturday night from 5PM to 8PM at the Denton Masonic Lodge. The meal will consist of all you can eat boiled shrimp, kielbasa, corn on the cob, french fries, slaw, homemade dessert and drink. Advance tickets are $14 each and can be purchased from any Lions Club member or by calling 859-5344. The cost at the door will be $16.00 per plate.

All money raised will go to help the club provide glasses and eye exams to persons in our community.



Remember your loved ones this holiday season
“Love Lights Christmas Tree”
By Kelly Bledsoe
At Christmastime, you usually want to do something to remember your loved ones. This year the Town of Denton Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a remembrance Christmas tree in Harrison Park. People can remember a loved one by purchasing an ornament to be placed on the tree.

The “Love Lights Tree” is a way for people to remember a loved one this holiday season. It could be a loved one who has passed away, someone overseas, or someone away from home this Christmas. As well as remembering a loved one, the tree will also raise much-needed funds for the Family Resource Center and provide support for the many projects that the Denton Parks and Recreation Department sponsor throughout the year.

You may make a donation of $5 (or more) in honor or in memory of your loved one(s) this holiday season and an ornament with your name and the name of your loved one will be placed on the “Love Lights Christmas Tree.”

An evening of Remembrance and Honor is scheduled for Thursday, December 4 prior to the Town’s Caroling in the Park. The Parks and Recreation board members invite you to attend the ceremony in Harrison Park at 6:00pm. During the Love Lights ceremony the tree will be illuminated and the names of the donors and those being honored will be read aloud.

Donations are now being accepted. Forms and payment can be dropped off at The Denton Orator. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Denton/P&R.

Donations for the Love Lights ornaments will be accepted throughout the Christmas Season, ending December 31, 2014, however only those donations received at The Orator prior to December 4th will be announced at the Caroling in the Park opening ceremonies. You may pick up your ornament after December 23 until January 5, 2015.