L-I-O-N-S How do you spell service on a college campus? Members of the new Michigan State University Lions Club embody the spirit of Lions in a figurative way. With them are Guiding Lion Ray Robins (far right) and 2015-16 District 11 C2 Governor Russ Amidon (middle). See story on page 20. Angels We Have Seen on High For 30 furious seconds, 621 sand angels thrashed about on Narragansett Town Beach in May in Rhode Island. The Guinness World Record had been a relatively paltry 352. The sand angels included nearly 100 Lions, Leos, scores of parents with children and students from the University of Rhode Island. Many learned of the project through Facebook. It was a meticulously planned event. Lions arranged for government officials—four state representatives—to serve as witnesses (a Guinness requirement), divided the beach into 22 lettered squares, escorted participants to the correct area, used bullhorns to communicate and horns to start and end the activity, secured sponsors and sold pins and T-shirts. Eighteen of the state’s 31 clubs took part. The Lions succeeded in raising awareness of Lions: ample media coverage and “compliments galore on Facebook,” says District 42 Governor Mary Ann Hutchins. Extra Digital Content Watch a fun video of the sand angels in action below. Video by Halsey Fulton Fish Hawk Films .
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