Mane Lion

Last week I told you that I would let you know this week which 5th grade class at Brady Elementary won the Sight Night contest for the most used eyeglasses collected. Well, I can’t do that. It was Mrs. Wiggington’s 3rd grade class who out-collected the rest. Our thanks to them, and to all of the students who became a part of the Lions Clubs International’s ‘We Serve’ project to help less fortunate people to see. The Brady Lions Club’s next project, chaired by Lion V.P. Mike Barbour, also involves students. We’re sponsoring a sure-to-be-exciting dinner theater production of ‘Roomers.’ The cast and crew will be the Children’s Community Drama Group, which is made up of 6th grade students at Brady Middle School. Tickets for the Saturday, Nov. 10th performance are $15 per plate. They’re available at the offices of James Long Real Estate and Rick Melcer Associates, as well as from most Brady Lions. The dinner will feature a prime rib entree, and will be served by local Lions. The proceeds of this project will help us to recognize the academic achievements of Brady, Lohn and Rochelle High School students at the Lions Honor Banquet in March. At last Thursday’s regular Brady Lions Club meeting, Lion Don Finkenkeller brought Bill Derrick to present a program on behalf of the McCulloch County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Bill told us of the local chapter’s activities to assist McCulloch County cancer victims and their families. He also covered some of the nationwide efforts of the Society and handed out brochures giving facts about cancer prevention. Speaking of last week’s meeting, it was one of our best attended gatherings in several months. Twenty-eight Brady Lions and three guests were present for a great lunch and Bill Derrick’s program. Lion Zac Gray brought Don Crooks, who has already filled out his membership application and written his check. Lion Eddie Cox’s guest was Chad Blankeship, and Lion Eddie says he’ll join, too. Lion Donald Barley again brought his wife Sandra. (I sure wish she would become a Lion because she participates and helps quite often. Thanks, Sandra.) Our membership drive is continuing through the end of November. If you haven’t been contacted directly to become a Brady Lion, please consider this your invitation. Call any of our members and let us know that you’d like to visit a Thursday noon meeting at Caf’ at the Depot.

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