The Neon Community Lions Club met Oct. 16 to honor Lion Jack Morgan and family with a supper and sincere appreciation of his dedicated services he has given over the past twenty-something years for the betterment of the community through the efforts of the Neon Community Lions Club. A moderate crowd was present, along with a few guests, including Buddy Grub and Fourth Region Lions Club Chairman Wesley Doughman.
The meeting began with a Lions Club presentation as Lion Mark Wagner refered to this moment as a “bittersweet” gathering of members, friends, and family for their friend of many years, recalling his dedication to the club and community. Lion Jack Morgan was then presented with an awards plaque for his service by Lion Sam Quillen. Lion Jack Morgan informed us that he has sold his home in McRoberts and closing will be this week, after which he and his wife will be moving to Hazard to live near their daughter.
After the presentation and the taking of pictures to commemorate the occasion, Region Four Chairman Wesley Doughman presented two current members, Marshall and Rick Bevins, with a 15-year milestone chevron for their dedication and service to the club.
The minutes of the last meeting were then read and accepted, and reports were given, old business was discussed. A report was given concerning the Blackey Days Festival where members of the Neon Community Lions Club were present. Throughout the day’s events, the club was accepting donations for the “golden boy” Henry .22 caliber rifle that was given away. The winner was Tanisha Cornett of the Hazard area.
The Neon Community Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who donated and helped make this a successful event. Also during the Blackey Days event, the half-and-half ticket winner was Michelle Caudill.
A few members of the Lions Club were also busy helping to disassemble the playground equipment at the Fleming-Neon Middle School, which through a joint effort of the school, the club, and the Neon Little League, will be moved to the Little League Park at Goosecreek.
Also, a motion was made and accepted to make a donation to the relief effort of Hurricane Michael, with a call of all local, state, and national Lions Clubs to contribute with a donation of their choice.
Also discussed was contacting the local TV cable systems to air a spot on their home page about the club’s meeting dates and times.