The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 14th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and six visitors in attendance.
Lion Jerry Bearden was responsible for the program and spoke about the courthouse restoration and renovation project.
Judge Bearden said that the courthouse dome and roof was the main concern, along with the clock tower. All these parts are in need of repair or replacement. This will be a $750,000 to $800,000 project, and around $208,000 will come from the state, with the rest being financed by anticipation notes and bonds set up by help from The Commercial Bank and Mason National Bank. Jerry said they hoped to pay off those notes in three to four years.
This will be about a 22 week project, and it began on August 13. Judge Bearden said that no tax increase will be needed to complete this project.
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, August 21st, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe.
The Mason Lion’s 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.