by Jim & Phyllis Wilkins
One of the things we quickly learned about Fairfield Bay when we moved here several years ago was the great volunteer spirit of the community. After about a year we were invited to a Lions Club meeting and have learned that Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with over 1.35 million members and some 46,000 clubs worldwide. Lions are doing community volunteer work, from eyesight programs to youth, environmental and disaster programs in the US and around the world. If belonging to an organization whose motto is “We Serve” sounds appealing to you, the Fairfield Bay Lions would be excited to have you attend one of our monthly meetings, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and our regular meeting and the guest speaker following at 6 p.m. The guest speaker at our next meeting on May 23 will be County Judge and fellow Lion, Roger Hooper, giving us an update on affairs here in Van Buren County. For more information about our next meeting or about joining the Fairfield Bay Lions please contact our membership chair Lion, Mary Meadows @884-6388.
The Fairfield Bay Lions will resume our All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfasts on Saturday May 25 and will continue each Tuesday and Saturday morning from 7:30 – 10 a.m. until Labor Day. Adult meals are $5, youth 6 – 12 are $3 and children 5 and under with a paying adult are free. Meals are all you can eat pancakes, with 2 sausage patties and coffee or milk, or our second meal deal of 2 sausage patties with biscuits and gravy, coffee or milk for the same price. Orange juice, extra milk and sausage are available for a small additional charge.
BINGO is held each Monday evening with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the first game beginning at 7 p.m. On Tuesdays the Lions Den is host to the Mark McCord show, with tickets available at the door. Please come and join us for one of our regular meetings or one of these other special events.