Middletown, NJ – On Monday evening August 6th, New England Hot Dog Company and Rita’s Italian Ice, Middletown, are partnering for the ‘Fire ‘N Ice’ Fundraiser to benefit the civic, service, and charitable programs and initiatives of the Middletown Lions Club. Fifteen percent of all sales between the hours of 5-8 p.m. will be donated to the club upon presentation of the event flyer. Participants must present the flyer, which can be downloaded and printed from the Middletown Lions Club website, http://mlions.org/Lionsfundraiser.pdf, in order for the organization to receive credit. The public is welcome.

New England Hot Dog Company features over two dozen varieties of hot dogs along with homemade sides like relish, baked beans, and chili and is located at 1286 Route 35 South in Squire Plaza. The phone number is (732) 856-9160. Rita’s Italian Ice, also located in Squire Plaza at 1300 Route 35 South, is known for an extensive variety of refreshing cool treats like ices and custards. The phone number is (732) 671-8322.

All funds generated will be dedicated to charitable and service initiatives. More information on the fundraiser or on obtaining the event flyer is available by contacting Lion Lori Anne Oliwa by email at laoliwa@yahoo.com or by phone at (732) 757-7443.

The Middletown Lions Club was chartered in 1946 under Lions International and is part of the largest charitable service organization in the world. The 70-member club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and is engaged in charitable, civic and service initiatives within the local community including free vision screenings for elementary school students in local school districts including Middletown Township, Hazlet, Red Bank, and Matawan-Aberdeen; a free eyeglass, eye exam, and hearing aid program for those who qualify financially; a free luncheon program on the third Thursday of each month at The Kitchen at St. Marks Food Pantry, Keansburg; and a Women’s Council which plans and hosts fundraisers to support women, children, and families with special needs. The club also volunteers time and donates funds to both local and global charitable organizations and initiatives. Membership is by invitation. More information is available by viewing the club website at www.mlions.org or by contacting Lion Lori Anne Oliwa.