Lakeside Sand & Gravel partners with local Lions Club, raise $6k for Hattie Larlham
Earlier this year, Lakeside Sand & Gravel hosted its annual open house. While the annual open house at Lakeside Sand & Gravel has always been free to attend, donations to support Hattie Larlham are encouraged. In recent years, the team partnered with the Lions Club to provide lunch for attendees. Without hesitation, the group not only agreed to help with the food, but to donate all sales proceeds to Hattie Larlham. This year the event raised $6,000 to support programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Kotkowski family has been deeply supportive of Hattie Larlham since the very beginning. Their annual event has grown over the past several years attracting new attendees every year. According to the Lakeside Sand & Gravel website the open house began as an extension of the International Watch Fob Association’s annual show which was originally hosted in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
The event features restored antique construction equipment, opportunities to tour the working mine and processing plant and a grilled lunch for guests to enjoy. Originally organized and presented by just the Lakeside Sand & Gravel team and their families – including all of the food preparation and serving – the event became so well attended and popular that it outgrew their capacity to handle alone. The Kotkowski family had an existing relationship with members of the local Lions Club and reached out to them for help. And they helped and continue to help those we serve in a very big way!
Our friends at Lakeside Sand & Gravel are truly the very definition of good neighbors. The Kotkowski family will be honored at our 2018 Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring. Visit the event website to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
The Lions Club is partnering with our ACHIEVE program at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities. Together, they are asking the community to bring in eyeglasses, broken or not, for our community service project. The eyeglasses will be restored and given to people in need. View the flyer to learn more. Drop off is at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities at 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua, Ohio 44255 until Tues., Sept. 25.