Submitted photo The Barboursville Lions Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community Jan. 23 at the Barboursville Senior Center.

Posted: Mar. 9, 2018 | Source: The Herald Dispatch

BARBOURSVILLE – The Barboursville Lions Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community Jan. 23 at the Barboursville Senior Center.

District Governor Lion Lee Ann Welch and Past District Governors Bob Roach, John Pinkerman, Donna Pinkerman and Eddie Queen were honored guests.

Barboursville Mayor Chris Tatum presented a proclamation honoring the club for its many years of service to the community.

Club past President Lib Ciccolella presented a history of the club, noting it was sponsored in 1942 by the Huntington Downtown Lions Club.

In 1972, the Barboursville Lions sponsored the Lesage Lions Club and for the past 15 years, been the sponsor of the youth organization of Lions, the Leo Club at Cabell Midland High School and Barboursville Middle School.

Four years ago, a community-based Leo Club was formed, now boasting 55 members. Projects of the Leo Club include serving meals at the city mission, collecting food for the Cabell Midland food pantry, and doing flood relief at Clendenin. Currently they are working on a Braille Trail project at the Barboursville Community Park.

The Barboursville Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Ave., Barboursville.

For more information, visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/barboursville/index.php.

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