Monday July 9, 2012

DALTON -- The Dalton Lions Club circus program, which relies on donations to buy tickets for underprivileged children and families, is running behind, according to a Lions official.

Dan McGinnis said only $3,200 has been raised to date in advance of this weekend's circus. The goal is $7,000. Last year, $6,100 was raised.

"For many families, this is the only entertainment attraction they will get to attend this summer," McGinnis said.

Donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Dalton Lions Charities and sent to P.O. Box 213, Dalton, MA 01227-0213.

Lions Club members will "gladly come to pick up any donations," McGinnis said.

For further information, call (413) 842-5117.