Bainbridge Lion’s Club contributes to local service groups

Published 2:22 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Bainbridge Lions are pleased to contribute financial support for two groups serving citizens of Decatur County. In a recent club meeting, Josh Paske told the Lions about the day camp program offered by Friendship House. For eight weeks, students in Decatur County can enjoy lunch, arts and crafts, and typical day camp activities – all without cost. Transportation is provided, as well as extra special activities. For example, the annual trip to the beach is a favorite.

While the safe environment is provided as necessary and essential, a higher aim of the program is to maintain a consistent atmosphere of basic respect. This is the foundation for relationships that build growth and success. Many of the campers have little opportunity for exposure to the things that are seen and done on the field trips, and some of the children who attend the program benefit greatly from the experience as a contrast to their normal environment.

The campers will be involved, again this year, with a program that provides new socks and a pair of new shoes for each camper – just before school starts! About two dozen youngsters are expected to enjoy the Friendship House Summer Camp Program in 2022.

The recent Lions Club contribution supports the Friendship House summer program. Friendship House continues to provide residential services along with employment training and opportunities for displaced women, as it has done for 32 years.

Bainbridge Lions are also supporting the Decatur County Fire and Rescue Squad as they provide emergency response services to people in the county. Recently, Assistant Chief Jamie Earp told the Lions about the many and varied situations that require intervention by persons who are trained to manage troublesome incidents, ranging from fires to watercraft rescues and beyond. Recognizing that some situations can put responders at risk, Lions opted to contribute funding to purchase another of the vests worn for personal protection.

Bainbridge Lions are pleased to have the opportunity to serve the community by assisting with these endeavors.

Also, Lions are responding to information provided recently by Assistant Chief Jamie Earp of the Decatur County Fire & Rescue.