Canton Lions Club was chartered on April 29, 1932 and has been in continuous service to our community since then. The club is engaged in projects to provide vision assistance to those in need, eyeglass recycling, diabetes awareness, Peace Poster contest each year, and sponsoring the STAR Student recognition program for the Cherokee County high schools since 1958. The club supports other local charitable organizations as well to further serve our community.

The two major fundraisers for the Canton Lions Club are the Canton Lions Golf Classic, held each spring, and the Canton Lions Express, a minature train operated at the annual Riverfest Arts Festival.  

At the July 21, 2022 meeting our speaker was Bill Grant, Mayor of the City of Canton. Mayor Grant brought us up to date with all of the city's plans and projects that are in the works. Also in attendance was a guest, Joan Stark.

                                          Mayor Bill Grant (second from right)

At our regular meeting on June 16, 2022 at Stratus the speaker was Sabrina Kirkland from Habitat for Humanity. She spoke to the club about Habitat's activity in Cherokee County and how the Lions Club can get involved. The club made a $500 donation to Habitat. Here is Club President Hal Johns presenting the check.

The Canton Lions Club Board of Directors met at Queenie's on June 8, 2022. Business was done, but the food and fellowship were enjoyed as well.


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