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Nearly 170 Mississippi Lions gathered for Lions Night at Trustmark Park late last summer in Pearl, near Jackson. They watched some baseball, ate some hot dogs, did some service and basked in the pride of being Lions. Before the game started, Lions screened for visual acuity and diabetes and collected eyeglasses. (Radio ads in the weeks before the game publicized the recycling effort.) Past International Director Howard Jenkins threw out the first pitch. During the game the screen beyond the outfield wall displayed the Lions logo and between innings the larger video screen ran Lions’ promotional videos. Roving the stands taking snapshots was photographer Chris Jenkins, son of Howard. If all that wasn’t enough to get people’s attention, maybe the singing and fireworks did the trick. Lions from Brookhaven sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and the dazzling post-game fireworks was sponsored by Lions. The Braves are the Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. A public relations grant from Lions Clubs International made the Lions’ night possible.
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