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LENDING AN EAR: Rain doesn’t slow Shriner sales

July 1, 2013

Despite damp, rainy conditions at last week’s Old Settlers Days, Ken Lundquist, secretary-treasure of Whitley County’s Shrine Club, said elephant ear sales were through the roof.

Lundquist said Saturday the club sold the festival novelty at a rate of 100 ears per hour — an increase of 15-20 percent from last year — and more than 800 in one day.

“We were very successful,” Lundquist said. “We sold more this year than any other.”

Lundquist was quick to tout the support of the Whitley County community.

“We couldn’t do it without those who stood out in the rain to buy an elephant ear,” Lundquist said.

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