Amie’ Bolton spoke to the Lions Club on Behalf of Hope for Paws. Founded in 2009, Hope for Paws has rescued 395 dogs in the seven years its been operating. Of those, 388 were adopted. They currently have 25 dogs at their rescue site.
However, rescuing animals can be costly. They spent $15,000 on heart worm treatments alone last year. The upcoming Farm to Table Dinner, set for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the historic Cherokee Plantation is a fundraiser for the organization that raises money for its operating expenses for the year. Tickets and sponsorship options are available. For information call (318) 446-0027.
The club’s split-the-pot fundraiser is a fun feature of the weekly meetings. After growing to a little over $1,000, Connie Hair won $550. Never winning the split-the-pot before, she attributed her success to Grady Ebert, whose luck rubbed off on Connie when he sat next to her for lunch. She shared her winnings with him!
Three Lions Clubs members received 100-year silver pins from the Lions Club International as part of its Centennial Membership Recognition Program. They were Don Brown, Chad Hancock and Tina Ragan. Brandon McKee received a 100-year gold pin.