Woodstock Lions 60th Anniversary

WOODSTOCK LIONS CLUB TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF SERVICE The Woodstock Lions Club will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques has issued a proclamation naming this milestone anniversary date as “Woodstock Lions Club Day,” and the Woodstock Lions Club will hold a reception on Saturday, October 23, as a thank you to all the citizens of Woodstock for their support during the 60 years that the Woodstock Lions Club has served the community. The reception will be held in Woodstock Library’s Community Room from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on October 23. Refreshments will be served, and vision screenings will be available during those hours. A donation box will also be available at the door for guests who wish to donate used eyeglasses. All friends, volunteers, and citizens of Woodstock are invited guests. Only the support of the whole Woodstock community through the years has made the 60th anniversary possible. Since its founding on October 24, 1961, the Woodstock Lions Club has held countless pancake breakfasts and spaghetti or steak dinners, has sold countless brooms, mops, and bags of pecans, and for years has provided American flags to Woodstock businesses on Federal holidays. Such community fundraisers have enabled the club to support Lions organizations like the Lions Camp, Leader Dog, the Lighthouse, and Learning Ally, plus provide vision screenings, high school scholarships, and help for individuals in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and eye surgeries. The Club has collected warm coats, food supplies for local food pantries, socks for homeless veterans, and used eyeglasses that the Lions Club Lighthouse repurposes for distribution around the world. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Woodstock Lions Club distributed approximately 6,000 boxes of fresh produce to Woodstock residents through the Farmers to Family Project. Only volunteers from the Woodstock community and the support of Woodstock residents have made these and other projects possible. Many changes have occurred in the City of Woodstock since the Woodstock Lions Club was chartered. In 1961, the population of Woodstock was 725, and 50 residents in that number became charter members of the Woodstock Lions Club. Today the population of Woodstock is approximately 30,000, and the need for community service is greater than ever. The Woodstock Lions Club is grateful for the steadfast support received through the years from the citizens of Woodstock.

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Woodstock Library
7735 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
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https://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/woodstock/

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