Looking back on the 2010 holiday season the Marathon Lions Club members were successful in raising their financial annual objectives. This year’s Christmas tree sales which includes assisting the BSA Troop 901 with their holiday wreath sales, Santa and Mrs. Claus’s parades and their many appearances through our the community, have raised enough money to make it through another year of community service.
This isn’t the only help that the Lions need though as their membership must receive an immediate and substantial infusion of energetic people of all ages who can devote time and effort to save peoples sight through 53 Lions Eye Banks in eight countries, programs ranging from clean water and sanitation, eyeglasses, hearing missions, support training of leader dogs, improve youth programs including local community service based high school scholarships, as well as assist disaster relief both locally and worldwide.
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For more information about the Lions Club, please contact Tom Bateman at (305) 394-7580.
The Lions 3rd Annual Santa Parade included this 1929 Pace Arrow shown with the owners Mort and Dorathy Wood of Marathon.
For more than 40 years the Lions have erected their Christmas Tree sales house to raise the money needed for their projects but in recent years with less and less members.