Newstime

Follow Us On:

Leo the Lion gets a facelift

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10:46 am

The Wentzville Lion’s Club recently cleaned and painted the Leo the Lion statue at Rotary Park giving Leo a well needed facelift.  The statue is located near the playground on Lion’s Lane and was dedicated on behalf of the Lions Club.  The Wentzville Lion’s Club donated money during the development of the park to fund the building of the road.

• Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.  Through professional training, healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Lions around the world are also actively involved in:

• Recycling eyeglasses

• Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue or sight-saving surgeries.

• Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.

• Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.

The Wentzville Lion’s Club benefits many local causes.   A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Ben Meyer from the Sharon Garrett Memorial fund. This scholarship began in 1989 and is awarded to a Wentzville Holt High School student who is pursuing a nursing career. Holt students should contact their counselor about how to apply for this scholarship.

The Wentzville Lion’s Club was chartered on April 28, 1962 and recently celebrated their 55th year of serving the Wentzville community.  FOR MORE INFORMATION you can check out our facebook page Wentzville Lion’s Club.  The Wentzville Lion’s Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Wentzville.  Visitors are always welcome.