Grampian Lions Club

Grampian Lions Club elected officers for the 2019-20 year at its recent meeting. They are pictured. In the front row are, from left, Second Vice President John Bunnell, Two-Year Director Jim Bennett, Vice President Stephanie Johnson and Secretary Phyllis Turns. In the back row are Lion Tamer Tucker Bell, Treasurer Kirk Thorp, President Scott Bennett and Tail Twister Dave Turns. Absent from the photo are Third Vice President Gary Verrelli and One-Year Directors Linda Henry and Dan Dimmick.

HEPBURNIA — Grampian Lions Club began its summer picnic meetings recently at Thorp Ball Field, Hepburnia, with the installation of the club’s 2019-20 officers.

New officers will assume their duties July 1. They are President Scott Bennett, Vice President Stephanie Johnson, Second Vice President John Bunnell, Third Vice President Gary Verrelli, Secretary Phyllis Turns, Treasurer Kirk Thorp, Lion Tamer Tucker Bell, Tail Twister Dave Turns, one-year directors Linda Henry and Dan Dimmick, and two-year directors Tucker Bell and Jim Bennett.

The GLC announced the GLC Harold “Bunk” Wriglesworth memorial scholarship recipients for 2019. Curwensville Area High school graduating seniors Megan Young and Mikayla Puzzuto each received $500.

Members discussed the upcoming annual chicken barbecue dinner. This year the dinner will be held Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Grampian Community Park during Grampian-Penn-Bloom Festival and Homecoming celebration. In previous years, the dinner was held on a Tuesday. Meals are $8 each for adults and $4 for children.

Immediately following the dinner, the 2019 Citizen of the Year will be announced.

GLC members and GLC Hots Shots participated in Mint Condition’s recent Strawberry Festival by having free games with prizes for all children attending. The club received thank you messages for their recent donations made to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Central Clearfield County, Curwensville Public Library, Leader Dog for the Blind and Lions Club International Foundation. GLC received a letter of appreciation for their continued participation in the state Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway cleanup program. A GLC member was recognized by AARP and the Internal Revenue Service for 20 years of volunteering for the tax aid service.

Members learned that two storage sheds have been purchased. They have been placed behind the Grampian Fire Hall. GLC would like to thank all who supported its storage shed project. A special thank you to those who helped to get the area ready for the sheds and to Simbeck Body Shop for transporting the sheds.

Next GLC picnic/meeting will be held Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Thorp Ball Field. For information about GLC call 277-6841 or 236-3755 or visit the Grampian Lions Club’s Facebook.