Global organization with motto “We Serve” started in 1920s; July 25 Festival to feature 5k run/walk along with bingo Like Watermelon? Who doesn’t? Going on July 25 at Chapman Park, the local …
Global organization with motto “We Serve” started in 1920s; July 25 Festival to feature 5k run/walk along with bingo
Like Watermelon? Who doesn’t?
Going on July 25 at Chapman Park, the local chapter of the Lions will once again be holding its Watermelon Festival, which along with watermelon will include a craft show and flea market, car show, 5k run/walk, kids run with the Lions, cake walk, charcoal chicken dinner, kids games, bingo, and a raffle drawing.
The Lions, which started in the 1920s with a local chapter dating from April 12, 1946 at Stanley.
The role of Lionism in society per an article by David Jankoski on page pages 201 and 202 of the Stanley cen-
See WATERMELON FESTIVAL, Page 6
Stanley Lions Club members staff the recent brat and pork chop sale at Hansen’s IGA July 16. Shown from left to right are; Dave Jankoski; Jerry Dirkes; Pat Jankoski; Gary Krueger, and Betty Stopka (green shirt) helping a customer. Staff photo. WATERMELON FESTIVAL
FROM PAGE 1 tennial book, “can be summed up as “To do justly, to show mercy, and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).
The global organization, which is not tied to any specific church or other body, will be hosting fun at Chapman Park Sunday July 25, with free watermelon from 11 a.m. “until it’s gone.”
As to those who might be interested in joining the Lions, promotional literature and applications were recently available to give more information at a brat and pork chop sale held at Hansen’s IGA.
Beginning as the dream of Chicago businessman Melvin Jones, Lionism gives its members a way to both live with purpose and also take an active role in their communities, working to build up rather than destroy.
Now boasting some 1.4 million members worldwide. Lions Club International is open to those interested in serving their community, with new members paying an entrance fee of $35 or submitting a waiver certification form. Students between the age of majority and 30, meanwhile, pay NO ENTRANCE FEE and half international dues.
Don’t forget the watermelon at Chapman Park July 25.