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The Lions Club met at their usual time, at 6:30 Monday evening. Lavon Carter as the guest of the Lions and represents Ava Beverage. Lavon donated all the ice that the Lions needed for their walk/run which was held in May, and for the cook shack during the Fox Trotter horse show. The Lions much appreciate Lavon and her generosity. The Lions presented Lavon with a beautiful gift basket to show their appreciation. The gift basket was made by Lioness Evelyn Cantwell.
The Lions are preparing for the hearing tests they do each year for the school children. They will be at Skyline School on Oct. 13, Ava Victory Academy Oct. 22 and the Ava Elementary School Nov. 3 and 4. The date of the screening for Plainview School is yet to be determined.
Last week the Lions bought socks and underwear to give to the elementary school This will no doubt be an annual thing they will do. As well as sock and underwear, they also gave t-shirts, gym shorts, gloves and hats. The Food Harvest donated hoodies and two winter jackets. The school was very appreciative, as these items are always needed.
Saturday evening BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse, held their annual Bike and Trike Show. Even though the weather was rather cool and windy, there was a good turnout. They served free dinners that consisted of pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs and “sides” of coleslaw and beans. There were games and bluegrass music, and a variety of bikes on display. Several Lion members were there to help serve.
The Halloween costume contest will be held at the square on Oct. 30. Halloween actually falls on Sunday, but the Lions thought it better to hold the contest on Saturday. It will start at 7 o’clock that evening. Hope to see many different costumes there. Winners receive a cash prize. There will be candy for all the participants.
The Chamber of Commerce will be having their 50th annual Flaming Fall Revue Glade Top Trail on Oct. 17. A church service will be held at 10:30. There will be live music, pumpkin painting, turkey calling contest and a dessert auction. Meals served will be pulled pork dinner ($6.50), or ham and beans dinner ($4) and a hot dog dinner for the kids ($2.50). Mark you calendar for Oct. 17 and join in all the fun and good food.