Cambridge Lions Club hosts lawnmower race fundraiser

Members of the Cambridge Lions Club will take over the Isanti County Fairgrounds Grandstand on Saturday, May 19, to raise funds as part of the annual Mow Down Show Down (lawnmower race).

Gates open at 11:30 a.m., hot laps at noon, and the race starts at 1 p.m.

Admission is $6 for adults 15 and up, $4 for kids 4 – 14, and kids 3 and under are free. Bring a non-perishable food item and get $.50 off the price of admission. Funds donated by community members will be used to support the local food shelves (Isanti County Food Pantry and Family Pathways Food Shelf), Boy Scouts, 4-H, Ambassadors, and Dollars for Scholars organizations, as well as other community needs.

“Money raised on May 19 will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in our community including doing our part to help keep the food shelves viable,” said Peter Lendway of the Cambridge Lions Club. “Lions members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

The Cambridge Lions Club has 21 members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Sidelines and the third Tuesday of every month at the Minnco Center at 6:30 p.m. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the Cambridge Lions Club, contact Mary Mack at 763-444-4371 or  visit for more details on the race or the club in general.

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