• December 27, 2014

Lions Club contributes to community

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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 4:30 am

Civic organizations throughout Harker Heights are identified by not only their membership numbers, but by the contributions they make to the community.

The Harker Heights Lions Club, with a current membership of 22, officially met for the first time Nov. 19, 2008.

Harker Heights Fire Chief Jack Collier was recently honored as a charter member and creator of a foundation for the club. He also served two years as president.

“Two of the major goals that the club will carry over into 2014 from last year is to increase membership and to increase assistance to kids with disabilities,” Collier said.

Lions Club International recently notified the club it would receive a membership growth banner for increasing its numbers during 2012-2013.

One of the major projects sponsored by the club is the Adopt-a-Road cleanup of Indian Trail, which they do four times a year. During the holiday season, the Lions help provide food and toys for those in need by partnering with the Santa Pal program.

The local club is involved in the Lions Club International program, which provides glasses for the visually impaired. They raised funds last year for the White Cane program to help those who are partially blind.

At a recent club meeting, Lion Gary Tooke displayed newly designed boxes for the collection of used glasses.

For more information, go to hhlionsclub.webs.com.

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