Stanwood Lions celebrate 50th anniversary

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: The Stanwood Lions Club celebrated its 50th anniversary recently. Pictured, 1st VDG Peggy Walls and District Governor Ron Gibson show the autographed softball he received from the current Lion members. Fifty years ago, the Vietnam War was escalating and still the 21 members of the Morley Stanwood community decided they could make their area of the world better. They chartered a Lions International Club. This made them part of the largest service organization worldwide. The club over the years has maintained involvement with the community by providing eyeglasses to the needy, collecting used glasses for mission trips, scholarship presentations, and assisting burn-out families. They have supported community picnics and helped maintain parks in the area. One hundred percent of the monies earned from the community go back to the community. The Lions Club supports Leader Dog and Eversight, as well as Bear Lake Camp. They support students who participate in the All State Band. Recently, club members have conducted several Kidsight Eye screenings. They have named a citizen of the year. The Stanwood Lions Club meets the third Monday of the month at Sharon’s Restaurant in Rogers Heights. (Courtesy photo)

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