Radio Day deemed a success

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 2, 2006

Another successful Radio Day has brought in approximately $8,500 for charity.

The Greenville Lions held their annual fundraising event last Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the studios of Q-94 downtown, &#8220taking over the airwaves” for a worthy cause.

&#8220The day went really well. We had over 210 area sponsors who gave generously for our Lions Sight projects and other charities,” Ricky Cargile, Greenville Lions secretary, said.

Throughout the morning and early afternoon, Lions members read ads for sponsors, while callers had the chance to answer trivia questions and win prizes donated by the Radio Day sponsors.

Later in the afternoon, callers had the chance to nominate their choices for the Lions' coveted &#8220Ugliest Man” contest.

The lucky winner proved to be Adam Garlock, who has earned the right to ride on the lovely throne in the city's Christmas parade next month.

&#8220Congratulations to Mr. Garlock for winning this very special title,” Cargile said.

The Greenville Lions couldn't help many people who desperately need eye exams, surgeries, eye glasses and other vision aids, without the support of local businesses and individuals each October, he said.

&#8220We want to thank all our generous sponsors for their loyal support, not only in buying ads but also for donating prizes for our trivia contest. We also appreciate all our listeners who tune in each and every year, especially those who call in regularly to play our trivia game.”

Cargile also praised the management and staff of Q-94 for &#8220once again allowing us to use their station for a day of fun.” 

&#8220We couldn't hold this very important fundraiser each year without their cooperation, so many thanks to Q-94.”