by Terry Restoule
The Kemptville Lions Club are excited to announce the resumption of Kemptville’s original “Catch the Ace” lottery. All draws and ticket sales have been suspended since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They are also pleased that they have retained most of the ticket vendors that they had previously. Tickets will be available from Albert’s Meat Shop, B & H Foodliner, Kemptville Bowling, Moose Mart, Shelley’s Kitchen in Heckston, Jonsson’s Independent Grocer, Fast Eddie’s Diner, R. Rose Automotive, and Lions Club members.
The Royal Canadian Legion won’t be selling tickets at first, because their hall remains closed until further notice. That closure has forced the club to move their weekly draws to the Kemptville Youth Centre. Draws will be held there (5 Oxford Street West, Kemptville) on Tuesday nights at 7:30.
There are a maximum of 13 draws left in the current round and the jackpot on September 15 is expected to be approximately $7,000.
The Lions Club has been holding Catch the Ace draws since May of 2017, raising over $28,000 in their first three rounds. The money has benefited many community organizations including Kemptville Home Support, the Kemptville Youth Centre, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, CHEO, Camp Quality and, most recently, the local food banks and more.
For more information and to follow the draws, go to: facebook.com/kemptvillelions.