Harper Named Melvin James Fellow
Three Springs resident and longtime Lions Club member George Harper was recently presented with the Lions’ most distinguished honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, for a lifetime of exemplary service to his club and the community.
The award, including a plaque and lapel pin, was bestowed by Lions Past District Governor Michael Turek at a covered-dish picnic held at the pavilion on the green in Three Springs.
Harper has been an active member of the Three Springs Lions for 45 years, serving 20 years as secretary, two terms as president, and six years as zone chairman. He also advised the Southern Huntingdon Leo Club at Southern Huntingdon County High School for 15 years.
A lifetime member of Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co., Harper served as treasurer for 40 years, won several President’s awards, and was named Fireman Of The Year in 1979.
Harper has been very active in the area Scouting program, holding the positions of cubmaster, Webelos leader, assistant scoutmaster, and 24 years as scoutmaster of Three Springs Troop 71.
In the former Three Springs charge of the United Methodist Church, Harper also served for 25 years as treasurer.
The Lions Club motto is “We Serve.” The award, named after Lions founder Melvin Jones, was established as a way to recognize those members who best represent the Lions Club ideals of humanitarianism and service to the community. Harper was nominated by his fellow Lions Club members.