Same Mission Different Bike

Same MissionLast summer, Lion Mark Mansell rode his bicycle from Portland, Oregon to Portland Maine for Leader Dogs. With tremendous support from across the country he raised over $100,000.” ( So for an encore this year he’s changing from bicycle to motorcycle and bringing along his wife on a 23 day 48 state tour to again raise funds for the Leader Dog program. Lion Mark and his wife Debbie (pictured above) departed on June 15 on their journey to touch all 48 continental states before returning home on July 8.

For more information or to donate go to or visit Lion Mark and Debbie on The pair should cross Texarkana, AR sometime on July 5 on their leg from Alexandria, LA thru Arkansas part of Texas to their destination for the day of Oklahoma City, OK.

Please remember that at our meeting on Thursday June 27 we will have installation of officers for the coming year, let us all make a special effort to be present and show our support for their service. The meeting will begin with dinner at 5:30 pm followed by the installation of officers and our guest speaker the Director of the Fairifield Bay Library Alice Chambers in conjunction with Lions International Literacy month in June. Guests and visiting Lions are always welcome at our bi-monthly meetings the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

BINGO is held each Monday evening at the Lions Den with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the first game at 7 p.m. All U Can Eat Pancake or Biscuit & Gravy breakfasts are served each Tuesday and Saturday morning thru Labor Day from 7:30 til 10 a.m. for only $5 for adults, $3 for youth 6 thru 12 and children 5 and under are free with a paying adult. Mark McCord brings his musical talents and family entertainment to the Lions Den each Tuesday with his show from 7 – 9 pm with tickets available at the door.

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