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Now is the time to get involved with the New Castle Lions Club. The annual Membership Drive Dinner begins at 6:30 tonight, March 24. It’s a Mexican theme this year, and New Castle residents are invited to come down to the Community Center for a complimentary dinner and good camaraderie.

The Lions Club is providing the concessions at the New Castle Schools’ Booster Club Carnival, which is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. April 15. The Lions Club will set up in the school lunchroom and start selling food at 5:30 p.m.

The Booster Club Carnival is the main fund-raiser for both Kathryn Senor Elementary School and Riverside Middle School. If you have attended in the past, you know how much fun this event is. If you haven’t, then this is the year to find out what you have been missing. There are games and activities for the whole family. There’s a better-than-average chance that this is the last year you’ll be able to dunk KSE principal Bill Zambelli in the dunk tank, and that alone is worth anyone’s time. Proceeds from the carnival benefit both Kathryn Senor Elementary and Riverside Middle School.

Carnival organizers need volunteers to set up (1-6 p.m.), run the booths (early shift 6-7:30 p.m./late shift 7:30-9 p.m.), and cleanup (9-10 p.m.). Cakes, pies, cookies and other goodies are needed for the Cake Walk. New Castle residents are invited to come out and join the fun. If you can help, please contact Robin at 984-0261 or Raquel at 984-3661.

Marvin and Rhonda Coller, of Canyon Plumbing and Heating, will sponsor the annual Easter Egg hunt for one last year. The popular children’s event has been a big part of the Collers’ life for the past 23 years. They spend countless hours coloring eggs and filling bags with treats, just to see the smiles on the children’s faces.

The hunt is at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Riverside Middle School. It is open for toddlers through age 12. Children should bring their own baskets, and there will be prizes for first, second, third and fourth places. The event will go on rain, snow, or shine. For more information, call Rhonda at 984-2807. Let’s all show the Collers we appreciate all the eggs, all the candy, and all the effort they’ve put forth for New Castle kids.

Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday. For news tips or inspirations, contact her at 945-8515, ext. 513 or

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