Lions salute community

Published 1:58 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2006

By By Dale Johnson
The Atmore Lions Club would like to take an opportunity to thank several members of our community for their support of our major, fall events: The Lions Annual Golf Tournament and The Alabama Sight Mobile Screening Unit. Both of these events allow the Atmore Lions to serve our community and beyond. Without the participation of local individuals and businesses, the Lions would be severely limited in our ability to serve the Atmore area.
Our first event of the fall was our annual golf tournament. This year's event will benefit the Atmore United Fund, Lions Sightfirst II (an endowment drive of Lions International), and the operations and philanthropic efforts of the Atmore Lions Club. This years event was held on a gorgeous day in early October and was supported by local businesses and golfers alike. The Lions would like to thank all of the following business sponsors for their support: Tri-County Peanut, Char-co, First National Bank and Trust, Southern Real Estate, Swift Supply, UAP, United Bank and David's Catfish for a wonderful dinner. Several local businesses also donated door prizes including a fabulous picture of the 18th hole of Atmore Country Club given by Peacock Photography and framed by Country Charms. We would be remiss not to thank the Atmore Country Club for their partnership in this event and look forward to next years contest.
Williams Station Day has always been a big event for the club and this year was no different. Our standard "Brooms and Mops" were on sale and many local patrons stopped by to purchase one or more of our offerings. The sales of the brooms and mops assist the club's efforts as well as the Mobile Association for the Blind. The most exciting thing for the Lions Club at Williams Station Day was the ability of the club to offer free sight and hearing screenings through the efforts of the Alabama Sight Mobile Screening Unit (MSU). We were able to serve over eighty-five residents in sight screening along. Lions donated their time to assist people in the screenings and are to be commended for taking such a beautiful day to help. The Lions hope that you will watch for the next event that we are able to host the MSU and will stop by and let us serve you.
These events and others allow the Atmore Lions Club to fulfill the motto of Lions International, "We Serve." As always, we look forward to serving the people of Atmore and hope to provide increasing benefit to our community through various fund raising, community service, and philanthropic efforts. If any of you would be interested in joining our organization at such an exciting time, please stop by Atmore Community Hospital on the first or third Wednesday of each month for our meetings at Noon.
We would love to have you.
Dale Johnson is treasurer for the Atmore Lions Club.

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