A Ride To Remember

by Jim & Phyllis Wilkins

Last summer we did several articles on Lion Mark Mansell of the LaCenter Lions Club who rode a bicycle some 1500 miles from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine to help increase awareness for and raise funds for “Leader Dogs” for the Blind. Well, this year his wife, Lion Debbie Mansell, will be on the back of their motorcycle as they will be riding 9,349 miles through all 48 continuous states in 24 days. Their journey to raise awareness of “Leader Dogs for the Blind,” begins in LaCenter Washington on June 15 and ends in Bakersfield, California on July 8.

You can learn more about their trip, follow their progress or donate at or

The Fairfield Bay Lions would like to invite you to BINGO held each Monday evening with the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first game starts at 7 p.m. There are two $500 jackpot games played each evening and snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available.

Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, March 14 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and our meeting at 6 p.m. Our speaker will be Robert Gaut, who will provide a lecture on Indian Thong trees, also known as Indian Trail trees, one of which can be seen at the entrance of Meade Park. Our speaker at the Thursday, March 28 meeting will be Lois Randel.

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