By Melissa Shepard, associate editor
The Lennon Lions Club is actively looking for new members as they approach the 22nd annual Lennon Lions Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, July 18.
There will be a membership drive during the celebration for anyone interested in becoming a member. “Over the past year, four members have passed away, two of those were past presidents. We are a small club, but we are looking to grow. We welcome all people, men and women, anyone 18 years and older. If people are interested in serving their community, we’d love to have them,” said Lennon Lions President Doug Palmer. Also available is the Lions Leo Club, for members ages 12 to 18. The Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Lions Park in Lennon.
Among the many things the Lennon Lions Club does to help the community are: Vision Screenings for children and low-income adults; they provide and maintain the baseball field and sponsor a little league team in Lennon; they are involved with Special Olympics and Paws for a Cause, just to name a few. They also buy supplies for people who have diabetes and can’t afford to buy the supplies themselves and provide a lot of support to veterans. Any money raised stays in the community.
Lennon Lions President Doug Palmer urges people to attend the 22nd annual Lennon Lions Homecoming Celebration. “There is something for everyone at this year’s celebration.” There will be a Chicken Barbeque dinner for $10, Vision Screening from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. (there will be two cameras set up, available for both children and low-income adults), Parade at 11 a.m., Car Show (first 100 cars get a dash plaque, trophies will be awarded and a D.J. will be playing), Cub Cadet Tractor Raffle, Tractor Pull at noon, the Shiawassee Humane Society Adopt-A-Pet Program will be there, Tim Alderman and his band, The Dirt Surfers, will be playing starting at 8 p.m., bouncy houses and games for kids plus craft vendors will be on hand, and much more.
Vendors are still being accepted for the celebration. For more information, persons may contact Doug Palmer at (989) 634-8263.