Concordia Lions Club to build new shelter house

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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The Concordia Lions Club will be building a new shelter in Concordia’s Central Park as a lasting gift to the people of the community. This “Centennial Community Legacy Project” is part of the Centennial Celebration of Lions Club International. As part of the Centennial Celebration, Lions are working together to strengthen their clubs and communities through service. Mark Petersen, secretary of the Concordia Lions Club, said this legacy project commemorates 100 years of the Lions Club’s existence. The club was founded in 1917 through the efforts of Melvin Jones and fellow Chicago businessmen to improve their community.

“We’ve already started working on the shelter,” Petersen said. “The concrete floor was put in place on Sept. 26 in preparation for construction. We believe the shelter will enhance our Central Park and provide a year round benefit for community activities as well as during our Fall Festival Heidelberg Gardens event.”

To help raise funds for the shelter, which will cost over $42,000, the Lions have joined with the City of Concordia, State Bank of Missouri, CFM Insurance, and Meyer Motors to hold a two-pronged event on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Central Park. The event will combine a “Ford Drive for Your Community” event with a “Shred-It” event. (See related story)

Lions around the world have been changing lives for 100 years through humanitarian service. Our Centennial Celebration is a time to mark this milestone, celebrate our legacy and look forward to the next century of service. The Centennial Celebration runs through June 2018 and offers all Lions opportunities to celebrate and serve.

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