Fayette Lions to celebrate 70th 07.14.2010

Written by David Green.

Ninety-three years have passed by since the Lions Club formed in Chicago, and Fayette’s Lions have been part of the organization for 70 of those years.

Fayette’s members will celebrate with a 70th Charter Anniversary picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on Opera House Square. The event is open to the public.

With over 1.35 million members in 45,000 clubs worldwide, the Lion’s Club is the largest service club in the world. The group is best known for efforts related to blindness, but the broader mission is to “empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.”

The Fayette Lion’s Club has been an active and vital part of the Fayette community since 1940.

In addition to supporting the organization’s national and international missions, the Fayette Lion’s Club has also developed a strong reputation for supporting local causes.

Its members can be seen on the Square and at the Bullthistle Festival selling milk shakes and at the Thresher’s Annual Convention and Fulton Co. Fair manning ticket booths.

The Fayette Lion’s Club gives living testimony to the group’s motto, “We Serve.”

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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