Meetings

                                        15th Anniversary Dinner!

Fun was had by all. We had 6 members brave enough to eat their wonderful Chicken Speghetti Dinner with blind folds, to emiluate a blind person!


   


Thursday was Operation Backpack Day for the Lions Club as (left to right) Lions Virgie Selvidge, Fred Watts, Carol McDonald, Bill McDonald and Pam Phillips (kneeling) were out in full force.  Lions Sue Vernick and Martha Wells were delivering in Jellico and are not pictured.  WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares more photos and the story on the Lions Club big delivery day further down this page.

Bill and Carol McDonald make sure the count for Jacksboro Middle School is correct.

Lions Club Members off load back packs at Jacksboro Middle School on Thursday morning.

The club delivered nearly 400 back packs to Campbell County elementary and middle schools from Caryville to Jellico and points between.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell County Lions Club presented a check om Monday to Food Life Services

Food Pantry Donation

 The Campbell County Lions Club presented Charlie Ruth, the president of Food Life Services La Follette, with a $250 check to help support the food pantry’s efforts in feeding Campbell County.

This money became available as part of a Community Impact Grant, to support hunger services and projects, from Lions Clubs International Foundation. The Campbell County Lions choose to give the funds to the Food Life Services in LaFollette. Club Vice President Roger Taylor said. “We were excited we were able to receive the money and decided this was a great cause to give it to.”

Lion Roger and Campbell County Lions Club Treasurer Lion Dave Watson presented the check to Mr. Ruth, along with Marsha Sampley, who is the pantry’s manager, and Mr. Ruth’s wife.

“Mr. Bill McDonald came to our pantry told us he wanted to donate some money,” Mr. Ruth said. “He invited us to come to this meeting and low and behold we got a check for $250 which was unsolicited. Unsolicited money is the ? easiest kind to get so we are very thankful for that. We are very thankful for their help.”

Mr. Ruth is thankful for the staff he has helping him but is always welcoming those who would love to volunteer their time.

“We generally have our work crew who we call the muscle guys,” Mr. Ruth said. “They muscle the food off of the pallets and into the bags. They are pretty faithful guys who come every week. We also have elders from the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. They’re four young strapping guys who I call ex marines. They are very capable of moving the food also, so we have a nice little thing going. We are always looking for help though and if someone would like to help, we would be glad to talk to them.”

Mr. Ruth is thankful for the help he received from the Lions Club and for the help they give to the community.

“I am indebted to the Lions Club,” Mr. Ruth said. “I really do appreciate the help that they’ve not only given us but the help they give everyone in our community. Our community is better off for having them here.”

 

 

 

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The Campbell County Lions Club presented the family of Campbell County High School head football coach Justin Price with a check for $500 to help Price’s 2-year-old son, Jack, battle leukemia at their meeting on June 14.

“We know that you have expenses that this will not even touch, but if we can help in some small way, we’re happy to do that,” Campbell County Lions Club President Carol McDonald said.

Campbell County Lions Club First Vice President Roger Taylor presented the check to Justin Price, who accepted the check on behalf of his son, Jack.

“It’s overwhelming,” Price said. “The support from our whole community that we’ve received over the past nearly two year and the generosity of the Lions Club to our family is something that we’re very grateful for.”

Price says that the money will go toward whatever Jack needs.

“What we hear from people that give to us, is that they want to make sure that our family has what we need so that Jack has what he needs, and we’re very thankful for that,” Price said. “This journey is something that we’ve been dealing with for sometime, and I think we have a little bit more ahead of us.”

Jack was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2019 when he was roughly five months old. Jack was treated and entered remission; however, on April 22, 2021, Jack had officially relapsed.


Campbell County Lions Annual Carnival

After many months, the Campbell County Lions hosted their Annual Carnival. This event provides most of the funds for the various activities that benefit the community.

The community seemed delighted, to experience the carnival once again even though it was smaller and provided only 2 games and no food or drinks. It was a new carnival, and the Lions didn’t know what to expect when it arrived, but they jumped to the task and provided food and drinks for the community.

8 Lions participated in this event that served approximately 4,000 plus people.