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Lions celebrate ‘job well done’ at banquet

Greenville Lions reflected on the accomplishments of the past year and prepared for a new club year at their annual banquet Monday night at Cambrian Ridge.

Lion Hubert Little commended the club for its continued service to the community.

“We are more visible now than we have been in a long time, and we can take satisfaction in a job well done by the whole club,” Little said.

The local club contributed more than $7,000 to local, national and international charities in the past year, including $5,000 to Alabama Sight; $600 to Lions Club International Foundation; $600 to Southeastern Guide Dogs; and $600 to the Southeast Diabetic Education Service (USA research center). Additionally, $150 was donated to Camp Seale Harris and $100 went to the Alabama Sight East/West All-Star Game.

“Locally, we assisted 21 individuals, through the help of Lion Dr. Harriet Foshee, with their sight problems,” Little said.

Five new members joined the Greenville Lions, including Ken Corley, who was formally inducted into the club that night.

New officers were also inducted, including Jeff Adams as president for the second year in a row; George Wacha as the Lion Tamer; Ronald Burkett as Tail Twister; Frank Hickman and Dennis McCall, one-year directors; Griffin Huggins and Bo Thagard (not present), two-year directors; Herbert Morton, membership chair; Ricky Crysell, 3rd vice-president; Bob Glasscock, 2nd vice-president; Natalie Langford, 1st vice-president; Hubert Little, treasurer and Ricky Cargile, secretary.

Little was also recognized for his work in heading up the annual Memorial Day Celebration and Cargile was lauded for chairing Lions Radio Day, the club’s signature fundraiser.