thanks to these businesses and individuals who purchased dinners from
our Fish Fry on Saturday, June 12:
Ambassador Health Care - Doug
Wetzel Honda - Bill Dutton,
Wetzel Chrysler - Randy King,
World - Jim Lakes,
Buick - Chad Mitchel.
to all who purchased Fish or Chicken Dinners at our 2021 Fish Fry on
Saturday, June 12! Proceeds help fund our projects benefiting the
Photo thanks to Lion Jim Resh.
Lions Eat Pizza For Final Meeting of the Year...
It was the last meeting of the year Monday evening June 14th for the Centerville Lions
Club following its annual fish fry on Saturday. And pizza from Americana Pizza in Centerville was on the menu... in
fact the only item besides soft drinks.
Treasurer Dennis Stephen and Fish Fry co-chair reported a
profit of over 13-hundred dollars from the Fish Fry held on Saturday, June 12. He said the amount should increase with
some donations yet to come. He said the club served around 480 meals during the seven-hour drive-thru this year.
He added that's comparable to previous fish fry events that were eat-in affairs.
The club will
hold its Fish Fry on June 11 next year.
Members decided to participate in Archway Days in Centerville
on August 27 and 28. They plan to have a promotional booth offering water to hot event goers.
discussed having a Community Breakfast the first Saturday of each quarter. Dates would be October 2, January 8, April
2 and July 2. The breakfasts would be held at the Centerville Senior Center. A decision will be made when the
club returns to meeting in September.
Outgoing president Holly Stiggleman presented two Diamond Centennial
awards to Lions Dennis Stephen and Ty Farmer. The awards are part of the Centennial Membership Awards program of Lions
The president also swore in First Vice President Jeff Jenkins, who was unable to attend
Installation of Officers on May 24.
And the club will hold its annual Family Picnic Monday,
July 12, at Maplewood Park.
Incoming president Scott Bevington will hold an organizational meeting
August 9 to plan for the 2021-2022 Lions year. The first meeting will be the club's annual Steak Fry on September 13.
25F District Governor Stressed Leadership And Kindness In Official
25F District Governor Kenneth Faulkner of Indianapolis stressed leadership and
kindness as he spoke to members of the Centerville Lions Club Monday evening May 24. In his official visit, he
urged members to be kind and smile and wear their Lions pins. He said someone may see it and asked about the Lions.
Faulkner said clubs around
the state are now starting to meet on a regular basis. And said we should lead by example.
The DG was accompanied by his wife and incoming District Governor Jeff Locke of Richmond
and his wife.
New Officers Installed...
Officers for 2021 were installed Monday evening, May 24, by 25F District Governor
Officers attending the installation were (above) Bill Felker, public relations,
webmaster and bulletin editor; Paul Estro, assistant tail twister; Steve Sheckles, Tail Twister and Lion Tamer;
Scott Bevington, President; Holly Stiggleman, board member and past president; Jim Resh, public relations;
Ty Farmer, Second Vice President; and Dennis Stephen, Treasurer.
Those not attending
were: Jeff Jenkins, First Vice President; Wendy Cook, Secretary; Cyrstal Jenkins, assistant treasurer; And
Ann Elstro, Joe Elstro and Bob Hobson board of directors.
New officers take over July 1st.
District Governor Presents Chevron Awards...
During an official visit to the Centerville Lions Club Monday evening,
May 24, 25F District Governor Kenneth Faulkner presented two membership Chevron Awards.
The first award was presented to Lion Phil Stevenson, retired Superintendent
of Centerville-Abington Community Schools. His award was for 35 years of service to the club.
The second award went to long-time member Jim Resh for 60 years of service.
Lions Learn About Cross Road Christian Recovery Center For Women...
Jodi Reed and Wendy Canon
Centerville Lions learned about the Cross Road Christian Recovery Center for
Women at its meeting Monday evening, April 26. Executive Director Wendy Canon said the Center is an outreach of Shepherd's
Way Christian Ministries and offers a Christ and Bible centered program for women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
said, "History of the program began when Paul Rose began a six-month program for men in 2002 and six years late his wife Karen
add the program for women." She added, "Women needed more time to be healed."
joined the organization in 2013, but is leaving in May of this year. She introduced Joni Reed who will be replacing
her on May 15 as Canon and her husband Tom leave for Minnesota and a new challenge called Smile Again Ministries.
Jodi herself has gone through the program graduating in September of 2018. She told Lions
people sometimes need help to change their lives. So far over 600 women have gone through the program.
Several Lions brought supplies used by the center to the meeting. And they voted to support
the program with a $100 gift.
Former Club Member Killed In Plane Crash...
Picture from June 13, 2005
Former member of the Centerville Lions Club has died in a plane crash.
Authorities say Judson Costlow was the lone occupant of a small plane, a yellow Aerotrek A240, that took off from
the Richmond Municipal Airport shortly before 8 o'clock Sunday morning, April 25. It crashed into a wheat
field south of the airport and caught fire. Members of the Richmond and Boston fire department extinguished the fire. State
Police said the 78 year old Costlow was headed to Arizona to visit family.
joined the Centerville club on January 1, 2002 and served as president for the 2004-05 year. During his tenure the first
women were admitted to the local club. He also presided over the club's 60th Anniversary Celebration.
of an investigation into the cause of the crash are pending.
Memorial visitation for Judson J. Costlow
will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National
Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday,
May 1, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. .A private burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort, at a
4/25/21 Updated 4/30/21
Lions Finalize Plans For Fish Fry And Community Awards Banquet...
Lions Ty Farmer, Phil Stevenson and Dennis Stephen
Members of the Centerville Lions Club discussed plans for programs and projects for the remainder of the year at its
meeting Monday evening, March 22, at the Centerville Senior Center.
The annual fish fry will be held
Saturday, June 12th. Serving times will be from 11 am to 7 pm at the Christian Fellowship Hall in downtown Centerville.
This year's project will be a drive-thru event featuring either a fish dinner or chicken dinner to take home. Tickets
will be available in advance from any member of the Lions Club. More information will be provided as the time gets closer.
annual community Awards banquet is being planned for Monday, Sept. 27th.
A moment of silence and
prayer was given for long time member Tim McConaha who died recently and a donation of $100 was given to the Leukemia Society
in Tim's memory.
New members are always welcome to the Lions Club, which will begin meeting the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each month starting in April. Dinner meetings are held at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center. Next
meeting will be Monday, April 12th. President Holly Stiggleman conducted the meeting. For more information concerning
the Lions Club, please call 855-2034.
Lion Tim McConaha Dies At Age 69...
Served As President Twice
Lion Timothy (Tim) O. McConaha of Centerville has died at the age of 69.
From a long line of McConaha's, he lived on a farm that has been in his family for over 150 years. He died Friday, March
12, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, surrounded by his wife and children.
in Richmond, he graduated from Centerville High School in 1970. He retired in 2004 after 29 years with UPS.
He was a lifetime farmer.
He was active in the Centerville, Indiana Lions Club, having served as
its president in 2006-2007 and again in 2016-17. He was also chair of the Broom Sales fund raiser and had served on
numerous project committees.
Survivors included his wife of nearly 47 years, Wanda; three children
and several grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, from 4 to 7 pm at the Doan and
Mills Funeral Home in Richmond. Plan to wear a mask at the funeral home.
may be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9075 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or Richmond,
Indiana Pickeball, Inc., P.O. Box 425, Richmond, IN 47375.
Centerville Lions Club President Holly Stiggleman updated members on future meetings and projects Monday morning, March
first. She thanked everyone who attended the business meeting February 22 and said she wants to keep
all members informed of some upcoming plans.
Lion Holly said "We are planning to have our fish fry
on Saturday, June 12th. This will be a drive-thru fish fry. We will also be having the Community Awards Banquet.
However, that is being pushed back to the fall. If we still cannot hold an in-person banquet at that time we will explore
She added, "Members do not want to cancel events for the second year in a row.
It's not good ideal for us to completely stop or events. We are exploring ways to hold our events safely."
continued, "We will meet in person for a dinner meeting on Monday, March 22nd. We will wear masks, practice social
distancing, and the meal will be served. I hope that you will consider attending."
or concerns may be directed to President Stiggleman at; 765-993-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Club Cancels Meetings Until February 22...
Members of the Centerville Lions Club Monday evening, November 23, voted
to cancel the Christmas Banquet scheduled on December 14th due to Covid-19 restrictions. They also voted to cancel the
The club will tentatively meet at the
end of February for a business meeting only. President Holly Stiggleman said, "At that time, we will need to discuss
the Community Awards banquet and fish fry." If you have questions please contact President Stiggleman at 765-993-1135.
We will hopefully be able to resume on February 22.
Lion Holly thanked members who brought in canned
food. The food will be donated to the First United Methodist food bank.
CHS Athletic Director Speaks to Lions...
Centerville Lions Club met on Monday, November 23rd at the Centerville
Senior Center. Shane Osting, the new athletic director of Centerville High School, was the guest speaker. Osting
talked about the challenges of holding athletic events during a pandemic. He also discussed the strong athletic programs
at Centerville, including the successful seasons of the fall sports teams. He introduced the new website for Centerville
athletics, which can be found at https://centervillebulldogsathletics.com.
Club Hears About Christmas in Centerville...
Shari Markley of Christmas in Centerville told Lions Club members Monday evening, November 9, plans for the event
this during during the coronavirus pandemic. Markley said after months of talking about it, the Main Street
committee decided to proceed with Christmas in Centerville. However, they wanted to make sure that they could do it
This year, there will be more activities online. There will be a pet photo
contest, a gingerbread house building contest, and an online storytime with Mrs. Claus. Markley said Main Street
is encouraging businesses and residents to decorate. There will be a business and residential lighting contest.
Main Street committee really wants to encourage residents to shop local this holiday season and support our local businesses
including Warm Glow Candle Company, 5 Arch Brewing Company, Americana Pizza, Village Forager, Cinnamon Spice Bakery, Gillman's
Home Center, Miss Bessie Buhl's Eclectic Garden, Spirit Wear, Inc., and Wheeler's Antiques. Finalized plans for Christmas
in Centerville will eventually be posted on mainstreetcenterville.org.
President Holly Stiggleman
urged members to bring several canned goods to the next meeting. The items will be donated to the Food Pantry at the
Centerville United Methodist Church.
Shane Osting, the new athletic director at Centerville High
School will be speaker at the November 23 meeting.
Town Board President Speaks Before Lions Club...
Centerville Town Board president Dan Wandersee spoke before members of the Centerville
Lions Club Monday evening, October 26. He spoke at length about about what the town has done and looked forward to the
Club president Holly Stiggleman said the club had been invited to participate in the
Richmond Veterans Parade on November 7. But, it was cancelled due to the pandemic.
attending the meeting filled approximately 150 bags for the clubs Drive-By on Halloween, October 31. It will be held
from 5 to 7 pm at the Centerville Elementary parking lot.
Lion Holly said no decisions have been
made about Thanksgiving or Christmas, but said she would like to see the club do some sort of project between now and then.
She proposed maybe a small food drive to a food pantry.
Only six members attended the meeting.
Liberty Lion Carl Sharp, Sr. has died...
Liberty Lions Club member Carl Sharp, Sr. of Liberty died on October 24 as a
result of a boating accident in Florida. He was 83. He had been a member of the Liberty Lions Club for over 50 years.
He was the father of Carl Sharp, Jr., a Lions past district governor (2004-05).
Visitation will be Sunday November 1 from 1 to 5 pm at the Urban Winkler Funeral Home in
Liberty, where services will be held Monday at 11 am. The Lions memorial service will follow the visitation at 5 pm.
Survivors include two daughters,
his son, two brothers, two sisters and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, a sister.
Memorial gifts may be made
to the Ethell Sharp Scholarship Fund through the Union County Foundation.
Lion Bevington Subs For Speaker at Steak Fry...
Medium rare to well done steaks grilled by Lion Joe Elstro were enjoyed by 11 Lions and 5 guests at the group's annual
steak fry Monday evening at the Mansion House. His mother, Marie Elstro, prepared the food for the event. His
dad, Lion Paul Elstro, got the grills to the site among other things.
Lion first vice president Scott
Bevington filled in for speaker Kyle Davern, the community liason for the Alzheimer Association who could not attend due to
Covid-19 restrictions. Lion Scott, who is the group's volunteer ambassador for the 6th Congressional District,urged
members to participate in the Alzheimer's Walk to raise funds and awareness this Saturday, September 19. Bevington said the
walk will be done virtually this year due to the pandemic. He said persons may sign-up online to take part. He
said there are some 110,000 persons in Indiana with alzheimer's with 330,000 caregivers.
said the organization is working on legislation co-sponsored by 6th District Congressman Greg Pence to secure more funds for
an educational program to make the medical community more aware of problems associated with the disease. He said he
became involved with the organiziation after his grandmother died with alzheimer's.
Holly Stiggleman told Lions the Leo club now has twenty members and recently held a Rock-A-Thon and plans to donate some of
the funds to the Lions Club for the dictionary program for elementary students.
She also urged members
to assist with the fundraisers sponsored by the Liberty Lions Club at Warm Glow Candles on September 26 and 27 and the drags
at the fairgrounds in Brookville on October 9 an 10th. Funds raised will be shared equally between the two clubs.
Centerville Lions Club Fish Fry Has Been Canceled...
Centerville Lions Club president Holly Stiggleman conducted the group's
business-organizational meeting on August 17.
Members decided to cancel its annual fish fry. It had been postponed from June to September
due to Covid-19. It will be held June 12 next year. Members agreed it's in the best interest of the public and members
of the club rather than take any chance of spreading the virus.
They discussed other ways of possibly making up some of the loss from the cancellation.
The Liberty Lions Club has invited them to assist in its Flat Drags at the fairgrounds in Brookville in October and split
the proceeds. Other measures with the Liberty club were also discussed.
Meanwhile, the club approved the sponsorship of a hole at the at the Dollars for Scholars
golf outing on October 3.
to a annual $2 increase in International Lions Club dues for the for foreseeable future, the club approved annual dues of
$90 from the current $80. The state organization so far hasn't raised dues.
President Stiggleman reported the Leo Club at Centerville High School continues to pursue
new members and is planning a Rock-A-Thon to benefit the Lions Club Third Grade Dictionary Project.
President Stiggleman presented
three International Lions Clubs awards for obtaining new members during the Lions Centennial year. Lion Joe Elstro received
the Diamond Award while Lions Wendy Cook and Crystal Jenkins received Gold awards.
And the club finalized its meeting schedule through June of next year including the annual
Community Awards Banquet set for April 12. It had to be canceled this year.
Our next event:
July 12 - Family Picnic at Maplewood Park
9 - Organizational meeting
September 13 - Steak
September 27 - Dinner meeting
Plans For Ambassador Healthcare Revealed...
Exciting plans for Ambassador Healthcare of Centerville were revealed to members of the Centerville Lions Club Monday
evening, May 10. Doug Cook, President and CEO of the facility on U.S. 40 just east of Centerville, said plans include
an improved entrance along with landscaping. Major initiatives include a goal of 20% increase in nursing staff, contributions
of $100,000 toward Nursing Scholarships for Wayne County residents and other local charitable initiatives, addition of ministry
staff to assist residents and employees with their spiritual needs, and substantial improvement of food and beverage and activities
in the facility.
Cook, who has been the managing member of Ambassador since March of 2018, said during
the past year patients dropped to 65, but currently are back to 75. He said his goal is to 100 by the end of the year.
The facility is licensed for 137 beds. Another goal is to continue great care and good food. He said there were
175 employees prior to Covid-19, however that number has fallen since it's been a struggle to find employees.
recently announced that actor Richard Thomas has joined him as a partner. Thomas, well-known from his leading role as
John-Boy in the CBS drama, The Waltons, has known Cook for over 20 years. Thomas will be a strategic partner helping
guide the overall goals and strategies of Ambassador Healthcare and to promote the organization.
Officers for 2021-2022 were elected by members of the Centerville Lions
Club Monday evening, April 26, at its regular dinner meeting at the Centerville Senior Center.
President: Scott Bevington
First vice president: Jeff Jenkins
vice president: Ty Farmer
Secretary: Wendy Cook
Assistant Secretary: Jim Resh
Assistant treasurer: Crystal Jenkins
Tail Twister: Steve Sheckles
tail twister: Paul Elstro
Lion Tamer: Steve Sheckles
Assistant lion tamer: Ty Farmer
of Directors two years: Holly Stiggleman and Anne Elstro
Board of Directors one year: Bob Hobson and
Membership: Joe Elstro
Public relations: Bill Felker and Jim Resh
officers will be installed on May 24.
Lion Anne Elstro's Father Has Died...
Retired Centerville educator Jerry Lynn "Poppy" Allen has died at the age of
76. He was the father of Centerville Lion Anne Elstro. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer and passed away
Thursday, April 22, at Reid Health. He is also survived by his wife, Peggy, another daughter Amy Ashley and several
He retired from Centervlle-Abington Community Schools in 2007 after 28 years.
He became the school system's first Technology Coorindator. He began his career as a junior high science teacher.
He also served as first assistant principal at Centerville-Abington Elementary and served briefly as interim principal at
Rose Hamilton Elementary. He also was an adjunct professor at IU East for 20 years, where he taught computer education.
After retirement, he worked with a technology consulting firm, AdTec. He also farmed and served as a Wayne County Sheriff
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville. A Celebration of Life
is being planned for this summer. Arrangements were announced by the Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond.
contributions may be made to the Hodgin Road Christian Church where he was a founding member or to a charity of
Lions Day At The United Nations...
Centerville Lions were represented at Lions Day at the United Nations on April
10. Lion Jim Resh participated in a Zoom meeting of Lions Clubs International celebrating 75 years of partnership with
the United Nations. Lion Resh told members of the Centerville Lions Club Monday evening, April 12, the event commemorated
our long-standing relationship as a consultative NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations) to the UN dating back to 1945 when Lion
leaders were asked to help develop the NGO charter for the UN. He joined Lions, Leos, UN diplomats, dignitaries
and other guests in the global conversation about this year's theme, "Connected Through Service."
Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world, with more than 1.4 million members in 48,000 clubs
serving 200 countries and geographic areas worldwide.
Connersville Lion Mike Vanover Dies...
Connersville Lion Michael David Vanover died Wednesday, March 24, at his home. He was 73 and leaves his wife Beth,
a daughter and son, and several brothers and sisters. He was also a member of Warren Masonic Lodge #15.
will be Wednesday, April 7, from 11 am to 1 pm at the Urban Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville, with services to follow
at 1 pm. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.
President Holly Stiggleman Issues Special Message...
This has been the most wonderful year of my life! Have you heard anyone say that lately? Probably not!
This year has brought heartache, stress, and sadness for so many people. People that we care about have been sick.
Many of our friends and neighbors have lost jobs. A lot of people, including myself, feel isolated because they are
not seeing friends and family regularly. It’s so easy to get caught up in the negative right now!
it’s not always easy, I try to focus on the great things that have recently happened in my life. I’ve
spent lots of nights with my husband, sitting around a campfire just talking. I’ve been able to spend lots of
time with my boys. We’ve had two health scares in my family this year and thankfully, both have turned out okay.
I’ve grown closer to God through prayer. I’ve had new opportunities to serve others and I’ve met some
fabulous new people while participating in that service.
The Lion's motto is, “We Serve.”
As Centerville Lions members what can we do to serve others? We are being told to stay home as much as possible.
How can you serve others when you are stuck in your house? One of the most therapeutic exercises I’ve completed
in the last year was going through my house and decluttering. Many local charities will accept gently used clothing,
household items, and more. Check-in on friends and family by calling them on the phone or sending them a card. My students
at school sent tons of Christmas cards to people that they care about. Do you know a healthcare worker?
Send them a card thanking them for all that they do. We can also make monetary donations to local food banks and charities.
Now is also a great time to support local businesses. There are still many ways for all of us to serve!
December, our local membership decided to stop meeting in person. I still think that was a great decision. I miss
my friends from Lions Club but I want everyone to stay healthy. We will have a business meeting only on February 22nd.
We need to discuss if and how we can proceed with the Community Awards Banquet, fish fry, and how to navigate the rest of
the year. I appreciate your membership in the Centerville Lions Club and I appreciate your willingness to serve even
though it might look a little different this year! Take care and stay healthy!
Centerville Lions To Meet Once A Month...
Treasurer Dennis Stephen and Steve Sheckles
The Centerville Lions Club has decided to begin meeting again, but only once a month for awhile. Members met for
a business meeting Monday evening, February 22 at the Centerville Senior Center to discuss future meetings and projects.
It was the first meeting since last November 23. December and January meetings were canceled due to coronavirus.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 22.
The six members attending decided to move the Community
Awards program to September instead of having it in April.
The decided to keep the annual Fish Fry
fund raiser in June, but it will be a drive-thru only. The menu will be limited to fish with the usual sides.
The Fish Fry was canceled last June.
Additional details will be announced later.
Former Centerville Lion Tom Barker has died...
Former Centerville Lions Club member Tom Jesse Barker of Richmond died February 17. He waw 83. Survivors
include his wife of 66 years, Marilyn; two daughters, several grand and great-grandchildren.
will be private with a Celebration of Life later. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Tom retired from the Richmond Fire Department after 22 years and later was a realtor with Lingle Real Estate. He
also was active in several organizations including the Centerville and Richmond Lions Clubs.
contributions may be made to the Wayne County Foundation - Barker Famiy Fund or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Former Lion Jay Klehfoth of Centerville died unexpectedly at his home on December
16. He was 75, A memorial service will be held later.
An Air Force veteran, he
was a graduate of Indiana University and also attended Purdue. He received An MBA from Miami University of Ohio in 1971.
After serving in the corporate world, he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Centerville where was responsible for moving the
Model T Ford Club of America to Centerville and eventually to Richmond.
Survivors include his wife,
Barbara, three children, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother.
may be directed to the Model T Ford Club of America, P.O. box 996, Richmond, Indiana or 2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond,
Inc., 2905 US Highway 35 N., Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Halloween Drive By
A Halloween Drive By was held by the Lions Club this year due to the
annual Community Halloween Party sponsored by the club being cancelled this year due to Covid-19. It was held at the
Centerville Elementary school parking lot during the town's 5 to 7 pm Trick or Treat night. Club president Holly Stiggleman
was joined by Lions Joe Elstro and Ty Farmer in distributing around 160 treat bags. Lion Holly said they were gone by
Lions Learn About Model T Museum...
Noah Bevington of the Model T Ford Museum in Richmond spoke to members of the Centerville Lions Club Monday evening,
October 12. Noah, son of Lion vice president Scott Bevington, said the museum is committed to collecting, preserving
and exhibiting artifacts from the Model T Ford era for future generations through displays and events that educate people
of all ages on the history, lore and skills needed to maintain the car that put the world on wheels.
said it is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to the Model T. It is owned and operated by the Model T Ford
Club of America. It is a 501c3 organization supported by donations and merchandise sales, not the Ford Motor Company.
originally opened in Centerville in 2007, but expanded and relocated to its current location in Richmond's historic Depot
District in 2012. It features 40+ exhibits in 2 buildings. Most Model T's on display were either donated or on
The musuem features Era-correct rooms as if you had stepped back in time when you go inside
the Vintage Ford Agency building. It includes the Lobby and Showroom, Vintage Garage & Machine Shop and Agriculture
Room. Their library includes a superb collection of Model Ts, Ford Motor Company and Henry Ford publications and resources.
docents specialize in personal tours, and the museum has been ranked #1 for Things to Do in Richmond by Trip Advisor since
MTFCA members and their immediate family members have free admission; while non-members are
$5 each, ages 12 and under are free. Bevington said they are always looking for new volunteers.
Update on Halloween and Christmas...
Lions Club president Holly Stiggleman reminds Lions "we will be putting together
200 treat bags, for the Halloween drive-by, at our next meeting October 26. Members are encouraged to bring candy or
prizes to put into the bags. We will be passing these out from 5-7 on the 31st. We will be located in the parking
lot of Centerville-Abington Elementary." She also said earlier, "We will ask community members/kids
to stay in their cars during the Drive By. Lions Club members are asked to wear masks and gloves."
She announced on October 2: "I am planning on booking the Centerville
Christian Life Center for our Christmas party on Monday, December 14th. There is a cost of $50.00 to cover a cleaning
fee. We will not be having outside entertainment this year. Having our party at the Life Center will allow us
to bring a guest and still practice social distancing."
Kyle Turner Outlines Hopes For Main Street Centerville...
Kyle Turner, who heads up Main Street Centerville, spoke before members of the
Centerville Lions Club Monday evening, September 28. He outlined some of the hopes and plans for the organization.
said the Centerville Christian Church among other groups has helped clean Maplewood Park, install new signs and paint trash
cans over town.
Turner said they are working for a successful Christmas in Centerville this year.
they are developing a program for visitors.
He also touched on some of the other happenings that
are occurring in Centerville.
Officers Installed - Fish Fry Postponed To September...
PDG Buckland (l) with Treasurer Stephen
Officers for the Centerville Lions Club were installed at a special meeting on May 18 called by President Bob Hobson.
PDG Jack Buckland of the Richmond Lions Club installed Holly Stiggleman as president along with Scott Bevington, vice president;
Dennis Stephen, treasurer; and Paul Elstro as Lion Tamer. Other officers, elected on March 9, will be installed later.
The meeting was the final one as president for Lion Hobson as Lion Holly takes over July 1, the beginning of the new Lions
Meetings since March 23 have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
the Fish Fry had to be postponed for June, a business meeting has been scheduled for August 17 at 6:30 pm at the Centerville
Senior Center to discuss it. The Fish Fry, tentatively scheduled for September 26, will be discussed to determine how it will
be conducted; whether it will be a drive through type of event or something else.
First Programs Announced...
By Vice President Scott Bevington, program chair
The Steak Fry will be September 14th. While we usually don't have a speaker for this event, it
makes for good timing to do one in this case. Before the Covid outbreak was in full gear, we had previously scheduled
Kyle Davern of the Alzheimers Association of Greater Indiana to speak. Mr. Davern will join us on the 14th as the Richmond
Walk to End Alzheimers will take place that Saturday, September 19.
On September 28, Kyle Turner will join
us to update the goings on with Main Street Centerville, Inc. On October 12th, my son, Noah Bevington will be making a presentation
on the Richmond Model T Museum. (He is the program coordinator there.) On October 26th, Centerville Town Council President
Dan Wandersee will join us to give us a presentation on things going on in town government. On November 9th, Shari Markley
will join us to discuss plans for the annual Christmas in Centerville event. 5/2/20