The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 27th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 41 members and 2 visitors in attendance.
Lion Chuck Bearden was responsible for the program and introduced Will Herron who spoke about the South Texas Buckskin Brigade. Will is the son of Fran (Frey) and Kevin Herron and the grandson of Rita and Will Frey.
Will attended the camp at Carrizo Springs. At this camp they were taught about the whitetail deer, its eating habits, its antler growth, the way to age a deer on hoof and by its teeth, how to call or "rattle" a buck deer and plant identification of desirable food for deer.
The group Will was assigned to was the top group of the camp and Will was awarded the "Top Cadet" of the Brigade. For being the "Top Cadet" and a member of the "Top Herd", Will will have the opportunity to harvest a "180" B.C. class whitetail buck on the Temple Ranch in the upcoming deer season. Will is looking forward to this hunt with high hopes.
Will will be a Junior at Dripping Springs.
The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 3rd, at noon at Zavala's. The program will be the monthly business meeting.
The Mason Lions 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.