Story of the Week: Lions Maintain Overlook for 20 years
At the heart of the Lions mission is the motto We Serve. Whatever the needs in our community are and the challenges we may face, Lions are there to fill the need.
In Ironton, Ohio, Lions saw an old tunnel and the hill above it as an opportunity to add value to their community. The Ironton Lions Club erected a scenic overlook, which they paid for with the proceeds of their signature service project, an annual haunted tunnel. By leasing the tunnel each October, the club rakes in between $18,000 and $20,000, all of which was reinvested in the community.
Recently, the club spent more than 270 hours repairing damages to the overlook. They replaced broken boards and repaired damage created by frequent community use. Each year, the club spends between $2,000 and $3,000 taking care of the scenic overlook, which the public uses for recreation and exercise.
Does your club have an ongoing community project? Tell us about it in the comment section.