The Macon County Al Menah Shriners are preparing once again for their annual paper sale. Thursday afternoon, Shriner vans pulled into Lafayette carrying a load of papers. The Lafayette Shriners gathered to unload them and to promote the sale, which will be held May 1-3, Thursday through Saturday.
This is the 4rth annual paper of its kind, published purely to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, located in Lexington, KY and Cincinnati, OH. The paper contains stories of children who have been treated in the hospital, information about the hospital itself, and instructions on how to make further donations. The hospitals treat children under 18 who suffer from burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate, and orthopedic conditions, regardless of their ability to pay.
All of the money raised from the paper sale will go directly towards the hospital expenses for the children served. The Shriners said they plan to be on every corner in Macon County.
“These children will be able to get the treatment that will enable them to live normal lives, thanks to both your generosity and hard work of the Shriners,” writes Recorder Bob Daniel in the paper.
Readers who know of children in the Middle Tennessee area between infancy and 18 years of age who could benefit from Shriners Hospitals should contact: Bob Daniel at 615-226-7766.