Some of the members of the Jasper Lions Club gathered to mark their #1 designation.
By Darlene Handy,
Jasper Lions Club
Thank you Pickens County! Once again the Jasper Lions Club came home from the State Convention being named the #1 Lions Club in the State of Georgia. In addition, our club received nine 1st place awards and seven 2nd place awards.
Receiving these awards make us feel good, but the greatest feeling is assisting those in our community. This would not be possible without the support of our merchants, banks, dealerships, radio/TV stations, the Pickens County Progress and all of our generous citizens.
Congratulations to Lion Leslie Miller for being named the #1 Lions Club Secretary in the State of Georgia and for winning 1st place for producing the best monthly newsletter for our District, which comprises 44 clubs.
In addition, our Pickens High School LEO Club submitted two awards and won 1st place for their scrapbook and 2nd place for the Leo Club essay submitted by Sawyer Henderson. The subject for the essay was “Today’s Youth Meet(ing) the Challenge of Volunteerism.” This is the sixth year that Sawyer has submitted a winning essay on the State level.
The Jasper Lions Club provides more than vision and hearing assistance, which is through Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center and the Georgia Lions Lighthouse. We also work with CARES, provide toys for children at Christmas, sponsor the Health Fair, work with Special Olympics, provide 4th of July events and much more. This year our Alert Team assisted the Red Cross with disaster relief by donating tarps, water and Walmart gift certificates.
If you would like more information regarding the Jasper Lions Club and/or would like to join us in our efforts of assisting the less fortunate, please visit our Website www.jasperlionsclub.com or call 706-253-LION (5466).