What is the Lions' Apple Drop?
Lions Club of Tehachapi
The Tehachapi Lions Club will be holding their 5th Annual Apple Drop on Oct. 8 at the Tehachapi Apple Festival. You might be wondering what the Apple Drop is. It is a fundraiser put on by the Club to raise funds for the Lions Diabetes Foundation and Tehachapi Christmas for Seniors. The money raised from ticket sales funds both projects.
The Lions have taken on Tehachapi Christmas for Seniors as their main service project for the past three years. They provide a Christmas to over 30 seniors in the community who are low-income and/or homebound, who have no family around to celebrate with. The Lions purchase "Wish List" items for the seniors and their pets and deliver them along with poinsettias and sundries in December.
Now we come to "How does the Apple Drop work?" When you purchase a ticket your ticket number corresponds with a number that is on a stress ball apple shaped. The stress ball is added to a bin. During the Tehachapi Apple Festival on Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., the "apples" in the bin will be dropped onto a target from a lift. The "apples" that land closest to the center will win prizes such as a $1,000 Walmart gift card, a $500 Target gift card, a $100 Kmart gift card, dinner for 2 from the Steampunk Café, free carwashes from Sail Thru Car Wash, and many more items donated by businesses in our wonderful community. Apple Drop tickets are $5 each and there are various ways to purchase tickets: You can buy tickets from any Tehachapi Lions member.Tickets are currently being sold at Sail Thru Car Wash, 532 Tucker Road, and will be sold at Albertsons from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7. You can also purchase tickets at the Lions booth during the Tehachapi Apple Festival on Oct. 7 and 8. Help the Lions support two worthy causes and take a chance on winning some wonderful prizes (you do not have to be present to win).
To find out more about the Tehachapi Lions Club, visit their Facebook page and/or their website at: e-clubhouse.org/sites/tehachapi/.