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Grapeland Noon Lions Club Lends a Helping Hand


By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Noon Lions Club has been busy during the last few weeks with a variety of projects which have benefitted the Grapeland area in a big way.

Last week, the Lions Club was involved in power washing the First Christian Memorial, Inc. aka the Little White Church.

Following the church clean-up, the Lions traveled to Milligan Cemetery for the spring clean-up.

“Nine guys showed up with mowers, rakes, weed eaters and a blower to clean up all the leaves and put the cemetery back in good clean shape. The Lions will continue to keep up this cemetery during the coming year. Those working on the cemetery project included: Ben Childress; Don Hickman; Wayne Kaminsky; Danny Wolf; Albert Neal; Billy Wells; Eddie Childress; Allen Cheatham; and Terry Hollister,” Lions Club President Martha Childress stated.

“On Thursday (March 28),” the club president added, “Fourteen Lions cooked or assisted cooking 300 chicken halves to help the Grapeland Senior class with their BBQ plate lunch fundraiser. The event was held to assist fellow senior classmate, Abigail Barrett, with her past and future medical expenses. All our members certainly wish Abigail the very best, and our prayers will be on going for her.”

The next project the Lions will be assisting with will be the city of Grapeland’s Spring Cleanup at the City Park on April 6 from 9 am to 4 pm.

If you are interested in giving back to the community and would like more information on Lionism, please contact any member of the Grapeland Noon Lions Club or join them at the Grapeland Café on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 12 noon.


“We are currently recruiting new members, so come have fun,” Childress said.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.

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