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Final Plans Made for Halloween Party...

Lions Jeff Jenkins and Wendy Cox help prepare for dinner meeting

Members of the Centerville Lions Club made final plans for the annual Community Halloween Party at its meeting Monday evening, October 22.  The free event will be held at the Centerville Elementary Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm.  Games and the popular Cake Walk will be held with a costume judging contest with prizes.  Refreshments will also be available.

President Ty Farmer urged members to set up for the party at 4 pm.  Lion Holly Stiggleman is project chairperson this year.  Members of the Leo Club will help.

Lions Learn about Hepatitis in Wayne County...


Registered Nurse Martha Smith from the Wayne County Health Department spoke to Centerville Lions Monday evening, October 8, about the problem of Hepatitis in Wayne County.   Smith said Hepatitis A is virulent in our area.  She said alerts are put out if a worker comes in sick and aren't following hygiene procedures.  Smith says there has been a big response to vaccines.  There are vaccines for Hepatitis A and B, but not type C.

Wayne County ranks number one in Indiana and 9th nationwide for Hepatitis A cases, although she said it's been slowing down recently.

Lions Discuss Halloween Party and Other Items...

Lion Holly Stiggleman discussed the Community Halloween Party on October 31.  She urged members to bring cakes, cookies and other goodies for the event to be held at the Centerville Elementary gymnasium from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Centerville High School Leos will be giving out candy.  Lions Ty Farmer, Joe and Paul Elstro are in charge of set up at 4 pm.

Members also discussed the Dictionary Program in the schools and the cost of providing them depending on the type.  Members can give donations for the project to reduce the amount taken from the Projects Account.  And it was announced that one-thousand dollars has been set aside for spring scholarships at Centerville High School.

Lions hold Annual Steak Fry...

Lions Scott Bevington, Jim Resh, Steve Sheckles and guests Carole & Bill McDonald

Centerville Lions held their annual streak fry at the Log Cabin at the Mansion House Monday evening, September 24.  Members and several guests attended the dinner including Carole and Bill McDonald of Apopka, Florida.

Following the meal, some of the group headed for the Mansion House to entertain themselves with card games.

Marie and Paul Elstro prepared the fixings as they have now for several years.

Lions hear about Veterans Christmas Appreciation Dinner...

Centerville Lions learned about the Veterans Christmas Appreciation Dinner at its first meeting of the year Monday evening at the Centerville Senior Center.

Lisa Creech

Lisa Creech, the director of the program, said it will be held at the Kuhlman Center on the Wayne County Fairgrounds on December 8.  She was joined by board member Steve McFarland.

Creech said the dinner was the idea of her daughter Rebekah who wanted to do something to give back to the community and decided on the dinner for veterans. 

Steve McFarland

This will be the 5th year for the dinner.  Only 30 veterans and families were recognized the first year;  over 400 last year.  All veterans and their families are welcome to attend.  A ceremony will be held to honor the veterans and then dinner and entertainment will follow.  The fiscal sponsor for this event is the Chamber Center for Excellence.

Doors will open at 3 pm for veterans to interact will local businesses to see available services within the community.  Flag ceremony and dinner will begin at 5 pm.

Reservations are required by November 17 by calling Lisa Creech at 765-914-7367.  Reservations may also be made on their Facebook page (Veterans Christmas Appreciation Dinner) or e-mailing

The Lions voted to help sponsor the event by contributing $125 toward its costs.



Centerville Elementary School Gymnasium
Wednesday, October 31
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events...
Our next event:
October 31 - Community Halloween Party
Other scheduled programs coming up:
November 12 - Dinner meeting
November 26 - Dinner meeting
December 10 - Christmas Banquet

Wife of Former Member Dies...


74 year old Toni Benedict, wife of former Lion Phil Benedict, died Wednesday, October 10 at Friends Fellowship Community.  They had been married 52 years.  Survivors include twin sons and several grandchildren.

A graduate of Miami Valley Nursing School, Toni retired from Richmond State Hospital in 2008 , after 38 years of service.

Services will be held Wednesday, October 17 at 6 pm at the the Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond, following visitation from 4 to 6 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends Fellowship Community Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Board of Directors Set Dates for Meetings, Events and Programs...

President Ty Farmer

The board of directors of the Centerville Lions Club met Monday, August 13 to plan for the upcoming Lions year.  Dates were set for meetings, events and programs for the 2018-2019 Lions year.

The board approved switching the annual steak fry to September 24 instead of September 10, the first meeting of the year.  Members are being encouraged to bring a prospective member to the steak fry.

Other major dates approved were:  Community Halloween Party to be held on the same night the Town of Centerville sets, October 31;  Christmas Banquet on December 10;  Nomination of Officers for March 25;  Election of Officers on April 8;  Community Awards Banquet on April 22;  Fish Fry on Saturday, June 8;  Installation of Officers on June 10;  and Lions Family Picnic on July 15.

They also approved participation in the Archway Days Parade on August 24 and the Centerville High School Homecoming Parade on September 7.

The meeting was conducted by President Ty Farmer at the Centerville Senior Center.

Lions hold Family Picnic...


A dozen Centerville Lions and their families attended the group's annual family picnic at Maplewood Park in Centerville Monday evening, July 16.  It was a hot, humid day with a downpour of rain occurring as the picnic began.  Little Conner Elstro, son of outgoing president Joe Elstro, kept busy tasting the raindrops from the Maplewood Park stage, where the hamburgers and hotdogs were being prepared on the grill.

The next meeting of the Lions will be a board meeting on August 13 for an organizational meeting.  The first regular get-to-gether will be the annual Steak Fry on September 10 at the Mansion House.

Lion Joe Elsto Receives Award...

Lion Joe Elstro (left) recieved Key from President Ty Farmer

Lion Joe Elstro received an award at the first meeting of the new Lions year Monday evening, September 10.

President Ty Farmer presented Lion Joe with the Key award for two new memberships in the organization this past year.

Lions also heard from Leo Club sponsor Holly Stiggleman.  She reported 28 students at Centerville High School have signed up for the club.  She said they are working on projects for the year.  The students will also be assisting with the annual Halloween Party on October 31.





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