Chester Lions Club
CHESTER - The Chester Lions Club met on Thursday, Feb. 28 at The Peachtree Inn at Foxcrest for their regularly scheduled meeting. Fourteen members, one potential member, and one guest were in attendance.
President Pete Arner called the meeting to order. Prior to dinner, Eric Kester led the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim Beckman led the Lions Roar and gave the invocation.
The Treasurer's report was given by Doug Comm. A motion to accept the report as read and to pay expenses was made by Butch Snyder. Tom Wehner seconded the motion.
Under new business, six applications for eye exams and glasses were received since the last meeting. A letter was received from the Harrisville (Ritchie County), West Virginia Lions Club asking for donations for their charity auction. It was tentatively agreed to provide a piece of Fiesta Ware to the Harrisville Club. A thank you letter and dash plaque was received from District 29-L for sponsoring the District Car Cruise held in Wheeling in September, 2012. This was the 11th anniversary for the event. This year's District Car Cruise will be held on Sept. 2, 2013 at the Highlands in Wheeling. A request for a donation was received from the Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity at the Southern College of Optometry. The donation would help fund mission work by the students. Don Hood made a motion that the club makes a $50 donation. Butch Snyder seconded the motion. Ed and Lenora Beaumont volunteered to make two boxes for used eyeglass donations. Tentatively one will be placed at the City Building and one at Sparkle.
Susan Badgley reported on the upcoming book fair, which will be held 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Badgley Pavilion at Chester City Park. Susan has already received 60 boxes of books. She will be picking up more books donated by Swaney Library in New Cumberland. Students and staff from Allison Elementary will also be donating books received from a book drive. The class donating the most books will receive $30 from the Lions Club for pizza. A bake sale and Chinese auction will also be held. Anyone wishing to donate books can contact Susan at 304-387-0426.
Susan also reported on the club's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny scheduled f9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Chester City Building. Plans are to distribute about 2000 Easter eggs in a bunny patch that will be set up on the gym floor. Residents of the Peachtree Inn will fill the eggs on March 11. Arner Funeral Chapel donated Easter baskets for the event. The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park made a large donation of Easter grass, bunnies, egg coloring kits, eggs, and stuffed animals. Susan Harless will assist Susan with arrangements and set up. Anita Hopwood will be taking pictures of the children with the Easter Bunny for a fee of five dollars. The pictures will be available for pickup by 1 p.m. on the day of the event. Lori Bryan will do face painting. Breakfast will be available for a small fee. The event is planned as a community service as opposed to a fund raiser.
The next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Peachtree Inn at Foxcrest. Butch Snyder made a motion to adjourn. Don Hood seconded the motion.
EAST LIVERPOOL Trinity Women met March 13 in the parlor of the church with 21 in attendance. Lorie Doran opened the meeting with prayer.
Mary Jolley had devotions. Colleen Mathis and Mary Kay Hardel had refreshments. Our entertainment was Janet Kellcee from Newell, W.Va. All had a joyful evening.
The meeting closed by Lorie Daran.