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Lion Jack Farmer dies at age 69...


Lion John R. "Jack" Farmer of Centervlle died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 7.  Retired from the Richmond Police Department and Cincinnati Insurance, he had been a member of the Centerville Lions Club since October 1, 2001.  He served as its president in 2014-15.  Jack was involved with Wayne County 4-H.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce;  children Ty, Justin, Sarah Sparks and Pam Tidrow and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 12 at the Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond, where visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm.  Private burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.

See complete obituary at the Doan and Mills web site:!/Obituary.

Family picnic held at Maplewood...


Around a dozen Lions and members of their families got together at Maplewood Park in Centerville again this year for the group's annual family picnic.  It was held beneath the (Lion) Bob Blue Shelter.  There was lots to eat which feature hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs left over from the Fish Fry earlier this month.  Lion Paul Elstro and his wife and son, Lion Joe Elstro supplied the BBQ grill.

Joe Elstro's mother brought a birthday cake to help celebrate son Joe's birthday.  She tried to light the candles, but it was a bit windy!

Bob Blue returned to his home to fetch a heavier coat as it was a bit chilly with the evening breeze.

The Lions first event for the new year will be September 11 with the annual steak fry.

Changes to Fish Fry under study...

Dennis Stephen

Two Lions Club members have been appointed to study the impact changes to the annual Fish Fry might have in the future.  Lions Dennis Stephen and Bob Hobson have been given authority to approve changes if they seem feasible.

A major change would be having a Fish Fry service prepare the fish and/or pork tenderloin for them.  The Club would supply the rest of the menu.

Stephen, who also serves as club treasurer, said either way the price for the dinner will probably increase next year.  Meals were $10 this year with pre-sale tickets at $9.

Stephen reported estimated profit this year around 16-hundred dollars.


Upcoming Events...
Our next meeting:
August - Board of Directors organizational meeting
September 11 - Steak Fry
Other scheduled programs coming up:
September 25 - Dinner meeting

New officers take over in July...

Lion Joe Elstro

The Centerville Lions Club installed officers for 2017-2018 at its meeting Monday evening, June 12, at the Centerville Senior Center.  They take over July 1.

They are:  Joe Elstro, president,  Ty Farmer, 1st vice president and Bob Hobson, 2nd vice president.

Wendy Kornman and Dennis Stephen remain secretary and treasurer, respectively. 

Other officers:  Paul Estro and Steve Sheckles remain Tail Twister and assistant Tail Twister.  Steve Sheckles also will serve as Lion Tamer again assisted by Kevin Sparks.

Cyrstal Kaulen will be membership chair and Bob Hobson stays on at Safety Officer.

Board of Directors;  2 years:  Tim McConaha and Dennis Stephen.  1 year:  Jim Resh and Wendy Kornman.

Centerville Lions Fish Fry ends a two day run...

Karen Ringley (left) with Pat Tremps

A steady stream of fish lovers enjoyed a meal at the 38th Annual Centerville Lions Club Fish on Friday, June 9.  Karen Ringley and Pat Tremps of Centerville were the first to go through the line on Friday morning.

Serving continued through Saturday at 8 pm at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Centerville.  The Fish Fry is the main fundraiser for the Lions, who support many community projects.

The Club thanks its many friends for making this another successful year.

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