On September 18, the Fleming-Neon Lions Club gathered for its scheduled meeting. Seventeen members were present. The meeting came to order as President Jason Adams tapped the bell, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer.
The women of the Church of God had prepared a supper of spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, salad, garlic bread, several desserts, soft drinks and coffee. Following the meal, the minutes were read from the last meeting and approved. The members’ discussion included a follow-up of the Neon Days events. The Lions Club had had a food booth at Neon Days, serving hamburgers, fries, taco salads and apple dumplings. Everyone agreed that it had been a festive occasion and a good portion of members took part in the event.
There was plenty of leftover food from the event and the following Tuesday the club serve the Fleming- Neon Middle School football players with hamburgers, nachos and drinks in the church picnic area adjacent to the school.
Also during Neon Days, the Lions Club sold chance donations on a Henry “Golden Boy” .22 caliber rifle, which will be given away during the Blackey Days Festival in October.
Next discussed was the donation of glasses for those in need. Present at the meeting was guest Ben McCray, the Fleming-Neon Middle School coach, who described a situation for special needs glasses for one of the football players. The Lions Club voted to help offset the cost.
Another discussion developed the idea of presenting a children’s Christmas program for the community. The club will work on the details of the event during the next meeting.