Amboy Lions salute veterans

AMBOY — The Amboy Lions Club recently donated $3,500 to the Amboy American Legion to be used for the new flag area at Veterans Park. The amount of $1,000 of the donation was in honor of Lion Ted Lilja and will be used toward the main center flag pole. The remaining $2,500 will be used toward the purchase of the surrounding flag poles for the various branches of service. The club was proud to be a contributor to this beautiful addition to Veterans Park.

The Amboy Lions have already place AED devices in the Amboy Community Center and the Sublette Community Center. The club is planning to purchase additional AEDs’ for area churches over the next several years.

At the annual Honor’s Night Assembly held in May, five area Amboy High School Seniors were awarded scholarships by Lion Scholarship Chairman Jim Travi and Amboy Lion President Roger Wittenauer. The recipients are: Molly Ackert, Cassidy Corcoran, Alyssa Gascoigne, Kaitlin Tarr, and Logan Winters. Each will receive a $600 scholarship. The scholarship recipients and their parents will be honored at the Amboy Lions dinner meeting on July 23 at the Amboy Community Center.

In other news, the club continues preparations for the Amboy Depot Days Parade. This is the 30th year that the club has sponsored an Amboy summer parade. If interested in participating in the parade, parade entry applications can be found on the Amboy Lions Facebook page or

The Amboy Lions Club members will be helping with the “Pulling For Ryon” Fundraiser on Sept. 8 at the 4-H Center. The club is also preparing for the annual Lions Club Drawdown to be held Sept. 15. This is the club’s major fundraiser for the year. Tickets will be available soon. Contact an Amboy Lions Club member to purchase your ticket.

Amboy Lions Mary Mays, Edy Pfeiffer, and Jim Travi are working to finalize details for the free Community Health Fair to be held on Oct. 20 at the Amboy Community Center. More information on these upcoming events will be published in the Amboy News.


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