Lions President Joyce Troyer presents Lion Darrell Westervelt with his lavaliere for being a 25-year member.
I belong to the Keats Lions Club. We are small but mighty, at least in terms of boosting our own little community. We have supported the building of the local park and its improvements — a nice shelter house, a fitness trail, playground equipment, a basketball court, flagpole and flower gardens, trees, benches, you name it, if we haven't done it, we've been giving our encouragement and support to those who did.
Other things we support are scholarships for local high school seniors to get them off to higher education, funds for the KSDS service dog program at Washington Kansas, a community Christmas dinner co-hosted with the Keats Methodist Church, local highway cleanup along with the Wildcat 4-Hers. We provide the 4-Hers with recognition of their annual achievement winners. The annual Easter egg hunt will be coming up soon. Our annual consignment auction at the beginning of June raises funds to be used for community activities including a fall festival the 4th Sunday of September.
Not bad for a little group of 16 members! And we have a lot of fun doing it!