Hello Fellow Lions,

WOW, What a GREAT fair. The weather was super, the crowds were big, and everyone I talked to had a great fun time at his years fair.

I want to thank all of the Lions, spouses, family, and friends who helped put on a GREAT fair this year. You made it happen! I want to also thank all of the fair committee chairs and their committees for never giving up and keeping a positive attitude with a SMILE on their faces. You all deserve an award for this. Our fair committees are the BEST. We are doing the Lion’s motto “WE SERVE”.

Each night’s entertainment brought great crowds. The food court did good and fed a lot of hungry fair goers as well as Lions. On Wednesday, our food court feed over 200 hungry excited Bona Vista associates and employees. Mid-America Midway Entertainment also gave free rides to all of Bona Vista associates and employees. Thank you Mid-America.

Lion Dave Eikenberry reported that at the 4-H livestock auction we had 54 buyers and sold over 132 animals. Out of the 132 animals sold 92 were donated to area charities. Our Lion club purchased one pig for $610.00 from 4-H member Graham Berry and donated it to the Kokomo Rescue Mission.  Total amount of funds raised from 4-H auction was $109,505.  Lion Stan Rush was kissed by the Fair Queen this year.

The Pioneer Village was a big draw for us this year. The upgrade of the First Farmers Bank and Trust building with all of the old banking items had a lot of interested visitors. In the same building was an old Land Grant Office (Provided by Moore Title and Abstract Company). In the old days the Land Grant Office was located next to the bank so the land purchasers could borrow money from the bank to purchase the land. There was a new Sheriff in the jail this year with all of the guns, hats, and related sheriff items. The rumor is that next year some of the Lions are getting arrested and will have to raise bail to get out of jail.  There is talk about adding a drug store and barber shop in the village next year?

This year the membership committee had an informational Lions booth in the tennis building. They told by-passers what our club does in the community and state. They handed out pencils, flags, flyers, and membership applications.

Remember, Monday, August 13, we will be having a Board Meeting to go over the budget and committees for this year. Our first club meeting will be Monday, September 10.  Don’t forget to bring two canned goods for the area food pantries.  Lion Jef Buckley told us that the area school kids have to eat in the summer also so don’t forget to bring your canned goods to the meeting. The Tail Twisters might fine you if you forget.

Lion President Mike Imbler


Howard County Fair 

July 8-13, 2019


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The Lions Club will redistribute them internationally to others in need.


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