Graham Evening Lions Club celebrates 50 years
Lions from across the state gathered at the Old Post Office Museum Art Center on Wednesday evening to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Graham Evening Lions Club.
The club will have a display at the front of the OPOMAC for the month of June and more items are being displayed in the show room for a week.
“We began just celebrating our anniversary and then somebody said ‘well why don’t we put a display at the OPOMAC and celebrate what we do.’” Evening Lions member Carolyn Stroud said. “Then we decided why not promote all of lionism.”
Scott Evans, with District 2-E1 which serves the area from Wichita Falls to Abilene to Stephenville and everywhere in between, spoke to those at the reception.
“I have been a Lion for about 30 years and I can’t remember going to a district meeting that Graham has not been a big part of,” Evans said. “(…) I want to congratulate the Graham Evening Lions Club on 50 years.”
Club President Larry Choate said the club was started on June 13, 1969 to allow those who were not able to be a part of the Noon Lions Club, due to their occupation, another alternative.
“We are celebrating our 50th anniversary, but that’s not old in lionism because the noon club here in the next 10 or 11 years will be 100-years-old,” Choate said.
For the rest of the story, see the Saturday, June 8 edition of The Graham Leader.