The Whitesburg Lions Club was founded on 12/08/1983. The club had been chartered earlier, but the club lost its charter.  We will have our annual Christmas Dinner/Supper, at Parkway Restaurant, on Thursday, December 13, 2012, beginning at 6:30 PM  Meetings take place in various locations on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, except for Thanksgiving.  Contact Lion President Edison G. Banks at 606-633-8121, or Lion Secretary Wesley Doughman at 606-634-3472. Past District Governors, from the current Whitesburg Lions Club, include Lions Richard Titsworth, Wesley Doughman and Kester "Rusty" Halcomb.  Lion PDG Rusty, has been with the Partridge "Cumberland River Area" Lions Club, for several years. He is currently  serving as Lions Club President.  Lions from the previous Whitesburg Lions Club, who served as District Governor, were Lions Cossie Quillen, and Tom Dixon.

Projects include a major give away, at the Mountain Heritage Festival, in Whitesburg, and a Lions Club Radio Auction, on WXKQ FM 103.9. Thanks to over 70 members of the Neon Church of God, and 7 Neon Community Lions, we had over 100 participants in our first annual strides walk.
Monies raised from the public, are used to; provide eye exams and/or eyeglasses to those less fortunate, provide assistance to a person who suffers a personal disaster, or via Lions Clubs International Foundation ,emergency  assistance to a whole community, or region,  when 100 or more individuals have been affected. We arrange for free eye surgery, when asked and  if appropriate,  via the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. We help transport, again when asked, students to Lions Camp Crescendo.

We provide two scholarships to graduating seniors of Letcher County Central.  The Kendall Boggs and Gurtha Boatwright Scholarships.  For more information contact the Guidance Counsellor at Letcher County Central, or a member of the Whitesburg Lions Club.


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