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Mason Lions Roar
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 • Posted February 24, 2010

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, February 16th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 42 members and 5 visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were 2 Mason High School Seniors, Jaci Draper and Courtney Ake.

Lion Dane Phillips was responsible for the program and introduced Tom Koepke who spoke about the work at Fort Mason. Through generous donations of labor, materials and funds, a retaining wall has been built and a dirt fill brought in to build a Parade ground for the re-enactors to practice their drills. Tom said work to build the Blacksmith Shop is in progress, also a security fence is proposed to be built at a later date. The program was very informative.

Lion John Gammill, Chairman of the Pancake Supper, reported the Lions Club made $910.00 on the Pancake Supper. This will be used to give 2-$500.00 Scholarships to 2 deserving Seniors.

The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 23rd, 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.

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, February 9th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 41 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

Lion Eldon Kothmann was responsible for the program and introduced Kaci Kothnamm who spoke about the Mission Theater and its renovation in Menard, Texas. Kaci gave the history of the theater starting when it was the Star Theater and run by Henry Reeves, a man that came to Texas from New Jersey. The theater burned in 1927 and on June 15, 1929 the Mission Theater opened with Henry Reeves as the owner. The theater was a thriving business but in the 1970's was closed. A group of Menard citizens have formed an organization to renovate it and use it again similar to the Odeon Theater in Mason.

The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 16th, at noon at Zavala's. The program will be Jack Lee.

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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