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Charles City Lions gives $11,000+ in an outstanding year

CHARLES CITY – The Charles City Lions Club continues a 92-year tradition of serving the Charles City community. The beginning of July marks the start of a new year for the Lions. During the last year the 45 members of the Charles City Lions worked to support and raise money to fund, support, and start community projects.

This year the longest continuously serving Charles City service club donated $11,603 to projects in the community, including the Floyd County Ministerium fund, annual YMCA support for youth, TLC: The Learning Center, The Hut, Floyd County Museum, the Freshman Retreat at the Charles City High School, Harrison Scheckler’s Eagle Scout Project located at the corner of Clark and Brantingham, Homes for Haiti, Our Brothers Keeper, Charles City High School Scholarships and Dollars for Scholars. Plus the Charles City Club also sponsored a new Lions Club startup in Eagle Grove.

(PHOTO: HANDING OVER THE GAVEL: Above current president Ken Swant (right) passes the gavel to the incoming president Bob Woolm (left) who takes the reigns of the Charles City Lions Club July 1. During the past year the club invested more than $11,000 in projects for the community. )

In addition to these local projects the Lions, in partnership with the Optometric Center, privately funded eyeglasses for students whose families were not able to afford glasses. The club continues to accept used eyeglasses and hearing aids at their drop box at 400 N. Main Street, Charles City.

The group also spearheaded a project to purchase tables and chairs that people in the community can rent when hosting public or private events. The club now has 17 tables and 100 chairs for rent.
The Charles City Lions Club is a local service organization. Founded in 1921 the Lions are Charles City’s longest continuous service club in Charles City. For more information about the Charles City Lions Club visit its website at or contact president Bob Woolm at 641-228-2343. Lions Club International is 1.35 million members strong with volunteers in 206 countries.

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