On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Conway Evening Lions club celebrated their 50th Anniversary. The event was held at Smitty’s Bar-B-Que and attended by a variety of Lion state, district and local area club officials and guests. Attendee’s enjoyed camaraderie, laughter, and the sharing of experiences.
The club’s Tail Twister David Baker quizzed attendee’s on Lion facts and fined those unable to answer correctly. Several recognitions and awards were presented by Lion’s District 7-I Governor Ken Swanson and Past International Director Freddie Joyce. Among those recipients were Lion’s Elwyn "Chief" Sievers, Lolly Horn, and Basil Julian. Special recognitions were presented to Linda Julian and Lena Sievers for their many years of service in support of the club and Lionism. Governor Ken Swanson also gave the keynote address and presented the club their 50 year patch to be applied to the club banner.
Lion’s operate under the motto "We Serve," and the Conway Evening club continues this long tradition of service.
The club was founded on Dec. 4, 1922, by a group of 22 business and civic leaders with a desire to serve their community. Since its beginning, the club has actively supported the community of Conway through a variety of service projects. Over the years, some of these projects included, sponsoring little league baseball teams, providing trash cans and bicycle racks to the public schools, assisting the Conway Women’s Shelter, purchasing equipment for eye examinations, and providing free glasses, eye exams and eye operations to those in need.
The Conway Evening Lion’s club meets at 6:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Thursday at Smitty’s Bar-B-Que. All interested in knowing more or joining the Lions are welcome. For more information, call 501-336-5959.