56 Years of Service
The Mantachie Lions Club was organized February 13, 1956 with 23 charter members. Lion John M. Pearce served as the club's first president. One charter members are still in the club: Lion J.M. Pearce.
The Mantachie Lions Club is involved in local, state, national and international projects relating to sight, i.e. purchasing glasses, seeing eye dogs, eye testing for school children and elderly, eye research, Eye Bank (enlisting donors). Lion Sight Service and Lions White Cane projects.
The Mantachie Lions Club has helped our own community in more than just the sight projects. Other projects that the Mantachie Lions Club has helped include: helping get a clinic for Mantachie in 1957; helping secure a water system for the town and community; helping secure the first fire truck; helping in getting the town park and equipment for the park; helped secure Highway Patrolman for our area; helped with money for the track and new bleachers at the local school and has helped with contributions for various school needs in the past; helped secure Natural Gas for the Mantachie area,the system began operation on October 1, 1987; helped secure computer lab for the school; helped promote Mantachie Fest and its fund raising projects. in 2007 Mantachie Lions Club helped fund the new Mantachie high School Baseball Field. The Mantachie Lions Club was instrumental in the reorganization of our town December 22, 1969. Gordon M. McFerrin served as Mayor from then until 1973. John M. Pearce served as Mayor from 1973 through 1985. Dan Walton served as Mayor from 1997 through 2005, and Jeff Butler was elected in 2005.
The Mantachie Lions Club continues to have a part in making our community a better community. Thank you for your help and support of our fund raising projects throughout the year and especially your support of our annual Golf Tournament which is our main fund raising event.
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