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.”