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Lions Club annual ham sales returns

The annual Forreston Lions Club Ham Sale will return in July.

New this year, the Lions will be selling smaller 8-12 lb. hams, however due to the pandemic, they will not be hosting the traditional three days of “walk-in” sales.

“This year, you must preorder your ham with any Forreston Lions Club member, and your ham will be available for drive-through pick-up every Thursday in July between 5pm-6pm. The downtown Forreston pick-up location will be in the parking-lot on the south side of the Forreston Library,” said Dan Stralow, club member.

The Thursday pick-up dates are July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, between 5-6 p.m.

“Please place your order by Tuesday to assure your ham will be available for pick-up on Thursday,” Stralow said. “You can place your order with any Forreston Lions Club Member, or specifically call Lion Alice: 815-938-3552, Lion Ilene: 815-938-3556, Lion Liz: 815-541-3522 or Lion Michelle: 815-821-3270.

This year’s smaller hams are a Smithfield John Morrell Black Forest Ham, which is a boneless, fully-cooked round ham. The hams average 8-12 lbs. and the price will range $30-$45.

“These hams would be great for a summer-time picnic, or thick-sliced on the grill,” Stralow said.

The annual ham sale is a primary fundraiser for the Forreston Lions Club which allows the Club to serve the local community.

Some of the local projects supported by the Forreston Lions Club include: Forreston Youth Baseball/Softball Program, Forreston High School Scholarships, local support for sight and hearing needs, and a variety of community enhancement projects.

“The Forreston Lions appreciate your ongoing support, especially through this year of unprecedented challenges,” Stralow said.