AMBOY — The annual Amboy Lions Club Drawdown was a huge success again this year thanks to the support from the community and the sponsorships from area businesses and individuals. The Drawdown is the club’s biggest fund raiser which helps support the various community projects throughout the year. The Lee County Pork Producers prepared and served a delicious pork chop dinner and everyone attending had an enjoyable evening.
Once again Ed Temes was the MC and kept the evening moving along smoothly. The 50/50 ticket winners were Nancy Estes-$184 and Barb Harrison-$275.
From the Drawdown, Liz Bontz and Greg and Patty Ohlendorf were $100 winners. The $2,000 Grand Prize was split by Hugh and Sue McCoy and Dave and Diane Jacoby.
Craig and Laurie Walter were the $200 Lucky Losers.
In other news, the District 1D Zone Meeting was held in Dixon on Sept. 16. Local Lion members attending the meeting included Dave Kemp, Patty Ohlendorf, Mary Mays and Jim Travi.
During the evening event, guest Tom Bushman and Jim Travi gave a presentation on the Lee County Honor Flight Committee and background on the history of the Honor Flights.
Past District Governor, Duane Shaw, presented information about the Lions Club International Foundations Services. The evening ended with Lions 1D District Governor, Richard Delp, discussing his goals for the upcoming year under his leadership.
In new business, the Amboy High School Leo Club members will be selling candy bars in early October at local businesses. Please come out and support the Leo Club. Lion Jim Travi is finalizing plans with Amboy Central School Principal, Joyce Schamberger, on the upcoming pumpkin carving event at the elementary school in mid October. The fourth grade classes will be the featured pumpkin carvers.
If anyone is interested in learning more about the Lions or becoming a Lion Club member, please view the Amboy Lions Club web site, Facebook page or contact a member.