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Pine Bluffs Lions working for the community

 

Courtesy Photo of the Pine Bluffs Lions

Above left: Members of the Pine Bluffs Lions Club take a quick moment after gathering bags of litter on the westbound off ramp to Pine Bluffs. Left to right: Gary Roadifer, Bob Lyons, Jeff Verosky, Andrea Verosky and Jerry Sanders.

The motto for Lions Clubs is "WE SERVE" and that's what the Pine Bluffs Lions Clubs have done for the last 98 years.

This past year the Pine Bluffs Lions Club has completed 16 Service Projects, serving well over 1,000 people, and donating over $4,000 back to the communities of southeast Laramie County. The club's service projects included eye sight, supporting the youth, feeding the hungry, and protecting the environment.

Lions Clubs major service project is eye sight and we are known to be the Knights of the Blind. This year the Pine Bluffs Lions Club has paid for eye exams and eye glasses for eight youth. With the financial assistances of the Rocky Mountain Eye Bank, the Lion of Wyoming Foundation and four Lions Club in our zone we helped an adult from our area receive cataract surgery. The club also helped the clubs in our zone with three other cataract surgeries.

The Pine Bluffs Lions Club is active in supporting the youth of our communities. Since 2003 we have been recognizing an outstanding student from the two high schools each quarter. It is always a pleasure to meet these fantastic young people, hear about their activities that they are involved in, and their plans for the future. The club sponsors two schools in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Students from 11-13 years old can enter the contest. This year the two schools that we sponsor had a total of 46 students that participated. The Lion District winner was from one of the schools that we sponsored.

Courtesy of Diane Lyons

Above: Lions member Jeffrey Verosky (Santa) with his helper Bob Lyons pictured with Bristol Clark. This is one of the many community projects the Pine Bluffs Lions do.

The individual club members donated money to the Laramie County Empty Stocking Fund. This program provided over 90 grocery store gift cards for needy families to be able to buy the food for a Christmas dinner. In December the club helped the Salvation Army during their Kettle Drive by ringing the bell and collecting money for them. It is such a great feeling to help another organization that does so much to help people. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club was glad to donate money to the Community Food Bank in a time of need. Many Lions members made personal donation to this cause.

Our major environmental service project is cleaning up the first two miles of Interstate 80, especially the on and off ramps into Pine Bluffs. On May 16, the club picked up 13 bags of trash just off the on/off ramps. This is part of Adopt a Highway program through the Wyoming Highway Department. The club cleans up the club's section of Interstate 80 three times a year.

It is always a pleasure to help cook and serve the BBQ for the Texas Trail Days.

The Pine Bluffs Lions Club wants to thank all the people that donate to the club during our2 fund raising projects. Without your support we could not do what we do, "WE SERVE".

 

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