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St. Paul Pioneer Press | 06/16/2006 | Lions Club back in pull-tab business

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 06/16/2006 | Lions Club back in pull-tab business: "Lions Club back in pull-tab business
Venture finds a new home
BY NANCY YANG
Pioneer Press
The Cottage Grove Lions Club's biggest source of moneymaking is back.
After a two-month hiatus, the group is selling pull-tabs again, this time at a new location just outside of Cottage Grove � the County Point Restaurant in Denmark Township.
'We're pleased to be back in operation so we can continue to do the charitable work that we do,' said Charlie Anderson, the club's gambling manager.
The organization faced a financial crunch earlier this year when pending redevelopment of the Cottage Square Mall meant the demolition and closure of the New Moon Restaurant. The Cottage Grove Lions Club had sold pull-tabs there dating back to 2000, raising nearly $95,000 annually from the sales.
Lions Club officials said at the time they were unable to find a new location to sell pull-tabs in Cottage Grove. Had a location not been secured, the loss of funds would have affected scores of local organizations."
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