Decatur County Lions Club stays busy during fall months

Published 5:44 pm Friday, December 2, 2016

From Staff Reports

The Post-Searchlight

The Autumn Season has been a very busy time for members of the Decatur County Lions Club.

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On Friday, September 30, eleven club members worked two hours each at the main Walmart doors collecting White Cane Day donations.   The Georgia Lions Lighthouse received $412 for its use in providing glasses and hearing aids to individuals in need of the items.

District Governor Willie Cooper visited the Club on October 18, and shared news of events, challenges and opportunities within Lions Club International (LCI).  He also presented a Membership Key to Lion Doris White for recruiting two new members; and he presented a Milestone Chevron Award from LCI for Jimmy Dickson who has completed 35 years in Lionism.   As a side note, DG Cooper announced that his son is “Trooper Cooper”, on the Alaska State Patrol television series.

On October 31, eleven club members, shown in the photo, treated residents and staff of Bainbridge Health and Rehab to a fish fry with all the trimmings.  Everyone enjoyed the beautiful, warm day and the food and fellowship was extra special for recipients and Lions alike.

Several Decatur County Lions helped with the Kids ‘n’ Kops on November 12.  All who worked were impressed with the program and look forward to it having a great impact on the youth of the community as they learn to interact with law enforcement personnel with respect and without fear.

From October to mid-November, Decatur County Lions sold Boston Butt tickets for its major fundraiser of the year.  After a long day of smoking on November 23, the Butts were ready to be picked up and join Thanksgiving turkeys on tables everywhere! 

The proceeds of the Boston Butt sales help provide funds which are distributed among the Club’s many charitable recipients.   

December promises to be another very active month for the Decatur Lions Club.  Members will be collecting toys for needy children, ringing the Salvation Army bell, and donating items for senior citizens  during the 2016 Christmas Season.

The Decatur County Lions Club wishes everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!