Lions Mourn Loss of
White Cane Day
Members of our club
visited area churches on April 30, 2000
and collected $581.00 in White Cane Day
donations. The entire collection was
presented to the Wilmer Eye Institute of John Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore for Sight
President, Lion Herb has
set a goal for the club to recruit four
new members this year.
Emmitsburg 4X4 Club
On June 4, 2000 members of
the Emmitsburg Lions Club assisted the
Emmitsburg 4X4 Club with their first
annual Fishing Derby. Lions club members
managed the food tent while 4X4 members
helped kids with their fishing skills and
On July 1, 2000 Emmitsburg
Lions Club held its eighteenth annual
Community Day. There was fun for
everyone. Greased pig race, pie eating
contest, sack races, egg toss, closest to
the pin golf contest, horseshoe
tournament, and much more. Lions manned
the food tent where they sold delicious
Bar-B-Q chicken dinners, hot dogs, ice
cream and soda.
At 6:00pm the parade
commenced at the Doughboy Memorial and
proceeded through the streets of
Emmitsburg bringing patriotic pride to
all. The parade concluded at the
Community Building where there was a
short program honoring this century of
Veterans with guest speaker former County
Commissioner Mark Hoke. After the program
the Dixie Hiway band provided a summer's
eve entertainment until 9:30pm. This was
followed by a spectacular 30 minute fire
works show to complete the day.
Emmitsburg Lions Club held a 50/50 raffle
to benefit club projects throughout the
year. First place winner Craig Sanders
received $175.00, second place winner
Lois Orndorff received $105.00, and third
place winner Dave Weatherly received
$70.00. The Lions club netted $350.00. A
NASCAR raffle was also held, the winner
V.C. Keilholtz received two tickets to
Dover Downs MBNA400 with accommodations
for a two-night stay at the Best Western
Gold Leaf Hotel.
Lions members would like
to give a special thanks to Lion Marshall
Sharrer Jr. Lion Marshall drove to
Emmitsburg from his new home in South
Carolina to help with Community Day. He
brought with him his playful good humor
that so energizes us all when the work
seems to be so grueling. Playful yes, but
a hard worker our own Lion Marshall.
Lion Marshall coordinates
the fire works display setup.
Mason-Dixon Line Fall
Our Club was asked to sell
Bar-B-Q chicken dinners on September 16,
2000 during the Mason-Dixon Line Fall
Festival held at the Community Building.
The club had a great success. Lions began
showing up at the Bar-B-Q site at 6:00am.
At 7:00am 350 chicken halves where
delivered and ready for the Bar-B-Q pit.
The first batch of chickens was taken off
the grill at 10:15am and the customers
began to buy dinners immediately. Dinner
orders where so steady at times that
customers waited in line for chicken to
be taken off the grill. At 1:00pm all the
participants of the Festival were
surprised by an unexpected fast moving
storm coming in. Fortunately, as the
storm arrived and sent most of the
customers running for cover, we only had
about 15 dinners left to sell. By 1:30pm
the last Bar-B-Q dinner was sold. At last
year's Mason-Dixon Festival Lions members
were still on hand at 5:00pm selling the
last of 350 dinners.
Robin Elizabeth Murphy is
this years recipient of the $500.00
George Morningstar Scholarship award. Ms.
Murphy graduated from Catoctin High
School and will be attending the York
College of Pennsylvania.
Eyeglass Collections and
This quarter our club
collected 36 pairs of used
eyeglasses and sponsored 2 people to
receive eye exams and eyeglasses.