2009-11-19 / Local & State

FR Lions Club Holds Poster Contest

Pictured above, back row, left: Reed Feight, Fred Houck, Walter Houck and Richard Price; front row, left: Tiffany Seville, Ashley Leis and Dustin Stoey. Pictured above, back row, left: Reed Feight, Fred Houck, Walter Houck and Richard Price; front row, left: Tiffany Seville, Ashley Leis and Dustin Stoey. The annual Forbes Road Lions Club peace poster contest has been completed. Ashley Leis, a sixth grade student at Forbes Road Elementary, is this year’s winner. Her poster is among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 22nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The club awarded Ashley $75 for first place. Second-place winner Tiffany Seville, received $50 and Dustin Stoey received $25 for third place. Each of the other 28 Forbes Road Elementary sixth-grade students received $5 for participating.

Forbes Road Lions Club President Chalmer Mellott said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at Forbes Elementary. “It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we are able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.”

Thanks to all students who participated; to Mrs. Black, Forbes Road art teacher; Mr. Helsel, Forbes Road Elementary principal; the sixth-grade teachers; and other staff members for their cooperation in this project.

The Forbes Road Lions Club recently held its 30th charter night anniversary with 82 members and guests present. Lion Murray Romig was selected as the 2008-09 Lion of the Year, and Lion Lester Hawkins was installed as a Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest honor bestowed on a Lions Club member.

The Forbes Road Lions will be distributing fruit baskets on Tuesday, December 8. Anyone knowing someone who should receive a basket or is new to the Forbes Road area should contact any Forbes Road Lions member or call 987-3296 or 987-3395 to have them added to the list.

The Teddy Thanos Memorial basketball tournament, sponsored by the Forbes Road Lions will be held December 28 and 29. All are invited to attend.

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