Broken Bow Lions Club Welcomes New Members, Donates Tables

Broken Bow Lions Club Welcomes New Members, Donates Tables
New Lions Club members Sheila and Mick Clark

BROKEN BOW – The Broken Bow Lions Club was in the giving spirit this week, handing out two new memberships as well as a staggering ten picnic tables to the Custer County Fairgrounds.

The newest members of the pride are Sheila and Mick Clark, who joined the organization officially during the club’s June meeting. Sheila Clark says that joining the Lions Club is a wonderful opportunity for her and her husband to give back to an organization that has done so much for them.

“In February, I did a benefit for my brother who had a brain tumor, and the Lions Club stepped in and helped me with that benefit,” Clark told KCNI/KBBN. “What they do for the community is just amazing, so my husband and I decided to join the organization so we could give back.”

On Monday, June 13, Lions members Mike Evans and Steve Pedersen delivered ten new, donated picnic tables to the Custer County Fairgrounds, swooping in to save some seats just before the crowded festival season. According to Michelle Nelson of the Custer County Fairgrounds, the donation was huge, as some of the old picnic tables are “weathered, well-loved, and used, and we’re going to start replacing them.”

“Every little bit helps,” Nelson went on to say, “and we really do appreciate it.”

Mike Evans and Steve Pedersen unload the fairground’s newest tables.

In other Lions Club news, peaches and pears can now be ordered through any Lions Club member. The order will be placed at the end of July, with fruit arriving usually at the end of August or early September.

The club’s fireworks stand will open on June 25, running through July 4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4. As always, 20% of the stand’s profits are donated to the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department. The Lions are currently looking for volunteers to help at the stand.

The Broken Bow Lions Club’s next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 in the meeting room on the west side of the Tumbleweed Café. The club welcomes anyone with an interest in serving the community to attend.