By Lion John Redman
On February 20 the Baxley Lions Club celebrated its 70th Anniversary.
Since 1947 the Baxley Lions Club has helped furnish eye glasses, eye surgeries and hearing aids to those in need. We have also provided funds to Lighthouse Foundation to do research and to provide more expensive operations. In addition to these services, the Lions Foundation has given aid and support to victims of natural catastrophes that have occurred around the world. The Baxley Lions Club conducts many projects and fundraisers in Appling County.
The celebration included an invocation, followed by the Pledge to the Flag, and then fellowship around the table. The program consisted of a club history provided by Vance Faircloth, a power point presentation produced by Trussie Keeter, followed by music and a Helen Keller portrayal by Laurie Upchurch. The speaker for the evening was Lion Jon Winters who was introduced by Lion Stan Bazemore of the Collins Lions Club who in turn was introduced by Past District Governor Larry Varnadoe.
Baxley Lion Faircloth speaking at 70th celebration