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Lyndon Lions to celebrate 60 years of community service

Members of the Lyndon Lions Club will be celebrating the organization’s 60th anniversary with a reception at 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lamont Hill Restaurant, Vassar.

The Lyndon Lions Club was chartered Dec. 22, 1953, with 37 members. Three of those are still living: Neil Williams, Frank Nettleton and Bob Vanderslice.

Everyone is invited to attend the reception and celebrate the Lions Club’s service to the Lyndon community since 1953.

The Lyndon Lions continue to be involved in their community, as shown by the club’s continued sponsorship of the Halloween luminary tour at Pomona State Park, in cooperation with Denise Pfannensteil, owner of the luminaries. This year the event included cooperative activities with Pomona State Park and the Lyndon Cub Scouts, with the park creating a Haunted Trail and the Scouts offering a hayrack ride. As in the past, the state park waived the requirement for a park permit so visitors could participate in the entertainment. Admission to the park for the night was a donation of canned goods or cash for Help House, Lyndon.

On Oct. 26 at Pomona State Park, the Lions organized a chili cook-off and hosted a chili feed. There were eight entries in the contest. The winners were: Lisa Wiley, first place; Gabriel Washington, second place, and ZoAnn Torrey, third place. Proceeds were donated to Help House.

The Lyndon Lions also hosted the Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit, which was located at the Vassar schoolhouse during the Vassar FunFest on Oct. 26. The unit was visited by 55 people, who underwent free health screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar.

And to the delight makers of pies and other holiday treats, the Lyndon Lions will continue this year what might become a new tradition for the club – selling pecans. Lion Margot Bryant reports that the Georgia pecans, which are mammoth pecan halves perfect for pies and other treats, should be arriving this week. Funds raised with the pecan sales are used for local projects such as the mobile screening unit or the group’s eyeglasses program. The Lions enlist the help of local businesses to sell the pecans or they will be available from any Lyndon Lions Club member, or call Bryant for more information at 785-418-4670. A 16-ounce bag of pecans is $9. Last year was the club’s first pecan fundraiser, which was continued this year due to its popularity.

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