Southworth helps Lions with Christmas baskets

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Employees of Southworth, Joy Harrison, Shelly Barley, Gail Walker, Michael Tomblin and Andy Nettles, were special guests of the Manila Lions Club on Wednesday and were welcomed by Lion President Ty Presson.

Andy Nettles (left) and Shelly Barley representing Southworth, presented the Lions Club with a donation to help with the Goodfellow Christmas baskets. Accepting the check is Lion President Ty Presson. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

The Southworth group is part of the community involvement team working with the company in various projects to benefit the community.

Nettles spoke to the Lions about upcoming events Southworth has planned including adult education classes to be offered through Arkansas Northeastern College at the Southworth facility. He said there would be no charge for the classes. He also told the Lions employees have been collecting toys for the Lion Christmas baskets.

Barley presented a $750 donation from Southworth to help with the Christmas baskets.

President Presson expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Lions Club for their support.

Also present for the meeting were Leo adviser Dwight Booth and Kaley Brewer. Mr. Booth and Ms. Brewer are Manila high school teachers and work with the Leo Club, a junior Lions group.

Booth said he had 45 members of the Leo Club. Over 12 helped with the pancake supper held recently.

"Mrs. Brewer has volunteered to help with the Leo Club and is an asset to the club," Booth said.

"We appreciate the Leo Club," Lion Thomas Jaco said.

The Lions will be delivering Christmas baskets on Dec. 24.

Also helping with the toy drive to be included in the baskets will be the Manila Business Women, Southworth, and Dollar General.

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