Lions and Leos Put Their Best Foot Forward Lions from Districts 4-A3 and 4-L3 walked together with members of the Simi Valley Leo Club to raise funds during the Arthritis Walk in the Park held at Six Flags Magic Mountain Theme Park in Valencia, California. Partnered with Rheumatology Associates, Lions and Leos raised $7,650 out of the team’s total of $18,544. The daylong event netted a $168,623 donation for the Arthritis Foundation. The most common cause of disability, arthritis affects the lives of 46 million men, women and children. Lions and Leos point out that walking as little as 10 minutes a day three times a week eases joint pain, improves mobility and reduces fatigue. Flag Project a Point of Pride U. S. flags now wave again on First Street in downtown Snohomish, Washington, after Snohomish Lions purchased 22 large flags to fly from lampposts. Following 9/11, the city displayed flags along the streets, but they were removed as they became worn and weathered from constant display. Employees of the city’s public works department made new flagpoles and hung the flags from lampposts. The flags flew 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the end of September. Sarai Hope, 2008-09 club president, says the flag project was a point of pride to Lions. “At the beginning of every one of our meetings, we pledge allegiance to our flag and we sing the national anthem to our country, so adding U.S. flags to our downtown area is a natural fit for us.” Drumming Up Cash Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions in California know how to drum up some cash along with plenty of fun. For the sixth year running, they sponsored a concert featuring four different— and uniquely diverse—drum groups to entertain the audience. Called “Drumming for Kids,” all proceeds from the concert are donated to children’s organizations. Featuring drummers from the Diamond Bar High School Trash Can Band, African American Drums, Korean Drums and Japanese Taiko Drums, the two-hour concert had something for everyone and made $4,500.
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