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Lions Club Prepares For
Final arrangements have been completed, all food has been ordered and deliveries will begin this week in preparation of the Fall Missouri Fox Trotter Horse Show Celebration.
Again, as in the past several years, the National Honor Society under the sponsorship of Julie Taylor, will be assisting the Lions in serving the meals to the visitors of the show. The concession building will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight, serving breakfast, luncheon and dinner specials as well as the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cold drinks.
The Lions have started many new projects to improve the building facilities and to assist the local community. At the Fox Trotter grounds new handicapped ramps have been started and will be completed prior to opening day, Saturday, Sept. 3. Both ramps, which were approved by both the Lions Members and the Fox Trotter board of directors, will be in compliance with all ADA (Americans With Disabilities) codes.
In the downtown facility the Lions have been testing new public address systems for that building. It is anticipated that sometime in the near future a new speaker system and microphones will be purchased and will be available for use by the groups that meet in the Lions building.
The Lions are conducting a drawing for an Angus steer, which includes processing. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday evening, Sept. 10, at the Show and Celebration, at approximately 8 p.m.
For more information contact a Lions member or call Larry Morrison, 683-0188.
At a recent meeting Lion President Charles Cantwell presented Larry Morrison a plaque in recognition of his service as president of the Lions during the year 2010-2011. He also displayed a plaque for Molly and Ernie Buterbaugh for their unselfish time and dedication to the Ava Lions Club. Ernie and Molly, former Lions members, sold their house and relocated to Phoenix, Ariz., to be closer to the family and grand kids. We wish them the very best in their new location and time spent with the grandkids.
We want to remind each of you the horse show will begin Labor Day weekend. We hope all Ava businesses and the entire community will welcome the visitors to the MFTHBA show by making them feel at home and by encouraging each one to continue coming back.
Anyone interested in becoming a Lion may contact any Lion member or call Charles or Evelyn Cantwell at 683-3561.