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The Lion's Roar
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • Posted October 5, 2011

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, September 27th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Michael Cope was responsible for the program, and spoke about his family's trip to Colorado. They visited the remains of the Alpine tunnel in Pitkin, CO. The tunnel was opened in 1880 and was in service until 1882. It was the highest, in altitude, of any tunnel in North America, and it went through the Continental Divide.Michael showed pictures and gave the history of the construction and operation of the railroad tunnel.The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 4th, 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.

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