(Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News)
(Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News)
(Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News)
(Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News)
Virgil Shipley/News There was plenty of raccoon to go around during the annual Lions Club Raccoon Dinner on Monday night at the St. Luke Community Center in Danville. Megan Severns, left, took a dish around offering seconds. Carl Guthrie, right, of Coshocton held out his plate for another helping. Guthrie has attended the dinner for five years.
(Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News)

 

DANVILLE — It may not have been a record night, but the annual Danville Lions Club Raccoon Dinner was a huge success as around 700 people lined up for the dinner, which again this year was donating its proceeds to a scholarship fund for the three daughters of Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell, killed while on duty Jan. 17, 2016.

The goal, said spokesman Pat Crow, is to raise $30,000 for the fund. Last year, the Lions raised $10,000. He didn’t have the total yet from Monday’s dinner.

“The food was great,” said Marvin Gillson of Butler, who said it was his second time at the dinner.

Chris Martin and his wife, Judy, and children Jason and Saffron, of Mount Vernon, have been coming to the dinner for seven years.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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