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Mason Lions Roar
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 • Posted July 1, 2009

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, June 23rd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 30 members and 6 visitors in attendance.

Lion Curtis Schulze as responsible for the program and introduced Vickie Ritter, the Bat Steward, who spoke about the Eckert James River Bat Cave. Vickie said the Bat Cave is not the largest cave in Texas, but evidently it is one of the most popular. Vickie stated that several television crews had come to the cave to film documentaries. These include the National Geographic, Discovery and the BBC. Plus, about all the local area T.V. stations have had film crews at the cave in the past. Vickie told us that between 1200-1500 visitors a year come to the Bat Cave and they come from as far away as Canada and even Australia.

Vickie stated that the bats are starting to emerge about 6 p.m. You can call to check on update of times at 347-5970. This program was very informative and interesting.

The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 30th, at noon at Zavala's.

The Mason Lions Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also, please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.

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