From Enterprise Staff
The Polk County Leo Club recently held its charter night at First Baptist Church. The club is a service club that is a Junior Lions Club. It is sponsored by the Livingston Lions Club and is joining the club in service to the Polk County communities.
The charter night was filled with festivities in honor of the original members of the club. The Jr. ROTC opened the meeting by presenting the flags and singing the National Anthem. The Leo Sponsor and Lion Amy Shank opened the meeting, welcoming all Lions and family and friends of the Leos who were present.
Past District Governor Lion Daniel Shank installed the officers and inducted the members of the club. Past District Governor Lion Ken Jobe of the Woodville Lions Club gave a speech filled with information about the Leo Clubs and the Texas Lions Camp for children with special needs. Each original member in attendance got to sign the charter for the club.
Past District Governor and Sponsor Bobbie Fagan recognized those that have already given 20-plus and 30-plus hours of community service before the charter, gave closing remarks and thanked all those who attended.
The club is made up of youth from Polk County that are 12-18 years old. It is open to home schoolers, Christian schoolers and students from any school in Polk County.
The students have already begun serving the community by holding canned good drives, blanket drives, decorating doors and singing Christmas carols to Timberwood Nursing Home patients, working Trunks for Treats for the Greater Onalaska Lions Club, working the Polk County Youth Rodeo, working the District 2-S1 Convention for the Livingston Lions Club and working Polk County Clean Up Day.
They are looking for opportunities to serve the community. For information on becoming a member or receiving help from the club, contact Fagan at 936-967-0740 for additional information.