Street Cred for Lions Blues great Robert Johnson, mostly unknown until decades after his death, often played on street corners. That’s him popping out of the pavement in Brande, a small town in Denmark known for its stunning wall murals. Capitalizing on the town’s artistic reputation, Brande Lions staged a summer street art festival. Artists from Italy, Germany, Morocco and other nations created paintings in the town square in three categories: three-dimensional, copies of famous works and free art. Ruben Poncia (shown) of the Netherlands did the Johnson painting. Children Come First For Many Clubs Lions worldwide improve the lives of children in various creative ways. Benji Edds races in the Owensboro Lions Club Soap Box Derby Spring Rally Race in Kentucky. A young boy sings at a cultural event hosted by Pollachi Liberty Lions in India. A child in Haiti grips a piece of candy given to her by Gravel Ridge Lions in Arkansas on their mission trip. Lions in Multiple District 300 Taiwan are particularly innovative in helping youths: Keelung Hello Lions organize a judo summer camp, Lions in District 300 G2 raise awareness of fraud on college campuses through a cartoon posted on a tree, and Taoyuan Chung Yi Lions stage a show starring those with disabilities. Lions’ service to youth will be highlighted Aug. 8-14 during Lions’ Worldwide Week of Service for Youth. Learn more by visiting the Worldwide Week of Service for Youth page at Lions100.org. Extra Digital Content Watch a special video on the street art festival.
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