Fund Raiser: Sausage Trailer
The Venedocia Lions Sausage Trailer evolved from many positive comments about the wonderful taste of the sausage at the annual Pancake & Sausage Day. People thought the club should take this show on the road. And so they did. In 1994, under the direction of Donald Richards and Jerry Koenig, the sausage trailer made its first appearance.
Since 1994, the club estimates that they have served over 250,000 sandwiches. For those who don't care for sausage, an egg sandwich is also on the menu. An extensive "buffet" of self-serve condiments is offered. The club also offers bottled Pepsi products, bottled water, and coffee for sale.
The sausage trailer events for the year normally include a Lincolnview Basketball Pre-Game Dinner, Lincolnview PTO Carnival, Van Wert Peony Festival, Huggy Bear St Jude Benefit, Township Trustees Summer Dinner, Salem Presbyterian Ice Cream Social, Antique Tractor Tour, Van Wert County Fair, Huggy Bear Halloween Weekend, and Van Wert County Apple Festival.
The trailer has also visited other various events such as the Times Bulletin Garage Sale, Van Wert Relay for Life, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, Farm Focus, Van Wert Hot Air Festival, Delphos Relay for Life, Van Wert County DARE Fishing Derby, Community Health Professionals luncheons, and several United Way campaign kickoff and fund raising events.
For some events, the Lions Club enlists the help of other groups to help in the trailer. The Lincolnview Band Boosters work during the Van Wert County Fair, due to the extensive hours the trailer is in operation. The boosters have also been asked to work as needed when some of the club members, who are also farmers, are unable to help. In turn, their group is compensated by the club.
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