Stillwell speaks to Evening Lions

The regular meeting of Marshalltown Evening Lions was held on July 16 beginning with dinner at the Salvation Army.

Lion President Janelle Hawk called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and invocation by Lion Arlene Johnson.

Speaker for the evening was Major Beth Stillwell from the Marshalltown Corps talking about the summer P. A. L. (Positive Attitude Learning) program at the Salvation Army. The children in the program are referred to the Salvation Army by school counselors and nurses and are children considered at risk. The group is able to swim at the aquatic center two times weekly, visit the zoo, go to Reiman Gardens to see the butterflies, a farm and farm animals, fire and police stations. Jason August was the director and volunteers helped as well, including Stillwell, members of August’s family and church members.

Stillwell also talked about other programs taking place at the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is one of the summer food program locations, and the Feeding America program. This program uses donations from Walmart and Hy Vee and distribute them to people who come on Monday, Wednesday and Friday according to alphabet letters of their last name.

Tailtwisting questions were about the All Stars. Lion Dave Esperson took the lion, M.E.L., home until the next meeting. During Lion Hawk’s recent travels, M.E.L.2 came to live with M.E.L. The dollar drawing was won by Lion Judy Stone, who donated it back to the club.

The club discussed a movie showing for Big Brother/Big Sisters with more information coming.

The next meeting of Evening Lions will be on Aug. 6 at the Salvation Army. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about Lions, please call Membership Chairman, Lion Tim Fienup at 641-485-9942 or Lion President Hawk at 641-753-2737.