Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club Fundraiser at Shorty Pants - May 12

Our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is honored to have the chance to sponsor May's monthly social of the Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This is a group of wonderful people who are anything BUT idiots, that raise money for local children and families in need. Everyone is invited to join them at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina while they do this in their very own fun and fantastic way!

What is the Idiots Club?
This is an incredible group that was founded in 2014 by Denny & Danna Hiner, both retirees of the Camdenton School District. They had a firsthand look at the needs of a great many of the students that they worked with. Many people do not realize that over 65% of the kids in the lake area live in poverty, and it is a situation that needs attention.

The needs vary greatly, from new clothes for a homeless child, to sports equipment for a student that couldn't otherwise afford to play, to a car battery for a high school kid living on their own. Money is raised through annual memberships, which are only $5, as well as the sales of t-shirts, hats, koozies, and lanyards. The group brings attention to their cause by hosting fundraising events at various lakefront restaurants during the summer, and our Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is proud to be one of those spots! 

In 2017, 1,079 members signed up for the group, and this year they would love to increase that number. In the nearly 4 years since this charity began, they have been able to provide more than 10,017 child assists with a retail value of over $270,000. Thanks to the help of donations and discounts from business partners, the Idiots Club only had to pay $165,000 of that amount. They do not work directly with families, but rather through counselors, social workers, school nurses, and others that know the children personally and what is truly needed. 

Join Us Saturday
The Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club will be on hand at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina from 11 am-7 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018. You can learn more by visiting and on their Facebook page.  

Come on by for lunch, dinner, or a midday cocktail to find out all about this wonderful local organization, and also just how much fun hanging out with these "idiots" can be! Monthly meetings by the water, great new friends to meet, and that amazing feeling you get when you know you're making a difference - now that's something our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant can get behind.

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