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A busy season

Clinton Lions were hard at ‘work’ ending 2021

The Clinton Lions Club has been busy this fall and winter.

In addition to selling their burgers and dogs at the Clinton Fall Antique Festival and conducting their annual pecan sale (some nuts are still available at Jones Mortuary and Southern Bank), they have been helping our neighbors and friends.

The club has continued to provide eye examinations and glasses to members of our community who otherwise could not afford them.

In addition, they have conducted vision screenings in the Clinton City and Anderson County schools, as well as screening the students at Grace Christian Academy, St. Mary’s School and Second Baptist Church Mothers Day Out program. This helps to ensure that potential eye problems are detected early and can be corrected.

The Lions delivered Meals of Hope, 816 prepackaged meals, to Lake City and Briceville Elementary schools for inclusion in the Backpacks for Kids supplemental food for the holidays. Food City gift cards were donated to Clinton Elementary Schools for families in need of additional help for the holidays, in addition to providing Thanksgiving dinners to 17 families in the area.

A monetary gift as well as food was donated to the Rocky Top Fire Department to assist a family in severe need with a child suffering from cancer.

They took the family shopping for Christmas with the money donated.

In early December, Lonnie the Lion participated in the Antique Merchants Association Cookie Crawl, helping to distribute cookies to children of all ages who were there to enjoy the festivities.