Lions Club invites all out for Oct. 1

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lewisburg Lions Club invites everyone to come out Saturday, Oct. 1, and enjoy the day with us on the square in Lewisburg.

There will be booths with arts and crafts, homemade soaps and candles. There will be music throughout the day, and, of course, those famous Lions Club pancakes.

The Lions Club International is a service membership organization of 1,368,683 members worldwide. It was founded by Chicago businessman Melvin Jones in 1917. He asked the question, "What if these men, who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Mr. Jones' personal code - "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" - reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.

All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and are paid for by members.

The Lewisburg Lions Club was established almost 75 years ago, and has helped with many community projects, such as new bleachers for Hopkins Field, a picnic shelter at the Little League ball field, and American flags along Ellington Parkway. Each year the Lions Club spends several hundred dollars on eyeglasses for those who cannot afford to pay for them. The Club has given more than $50,000 to the Vanderbilt Sight First program established by the Lions Clubs of Tennessee.

So come out and enjoy the day with us, and help the Lions raise funds so we can continue to help others.