Caraway Lions Club expresses appreciation to the community

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Caraway Lions Club had a very good Christmas this year and thanks to the support of the community was able to help others have a better Christmas.

"Our parade was nice and we appreciated everyone who took a part in it," Bernard Berry, Lion Club member, said.

"We lost one of our members, Lion Bill Foster, this year. He passed away before Christmas. Lion Foster was always one you could depend on. He had the tractors, forklifts, trailers for all of our needs. He knew when, where and what to do without being reminded. He will be missed."

The club distributed 38 large boxes of groceries to the senior citizens. The Lions Club bought a lot of canned food to finish out the boxes.

"We want to thank the people of Caraway who gave us money for food and fruit and for everyone who put money in the container at Dollar General," Lion Berry said. "We do appreciate it."

The Lions Club also received a lot of new toys and slightly used toys which were given to approximately 100 children.

The Lions Club also gave away over 100 Christmas bags of fruit to local businesses and others in the community.

The Lions have had three new members join this year.

"Yes, they are younger than the rest of us, but that is what we need to carry on our Lions Club," Lion Berry said. "The Caraway Club was chartered in 1957 and we want it to go on for many more years."

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