The Danville Lions Club will honor the memory of fallen Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell at the 2016 Raccoon Dinner. Net proceeds from the Raccoon Dinner, as well as from the gun and 50/50 raffle, will be put into a scholarship fund for Officer Cottrell's children.
Since the beginning in 1939, the Club has truly lived up to the Lions motto "We Serve." They have sponsored and facilitated hundreds of fundraising events and service projects to help th3e Danville area community and its citizens. The Danville Lions Club is proud to serve and support the education of Cottrell's children by establishing this scholarship fund in his honor.
The 72nd annual Danville Lions Raccoon Dinner will be held Monday, February 1 at the St. Luke's Community Center, located immediately behind the Danville St. Luke's Catholic Church. Dinner will be served from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. The Devil Land Jazz Band will perform for attendees across the street in the High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The main event will follow the band at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by OSU football great, Bobby Carpenter.
Dinner is $11 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Dinner will be served until 7:30, or until raccoon runs out.