The Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club in Florida gave $1,700 worth of donations to residents of Manatee Veterans Village, where residents ranging in age from 29 to 70 receive counseling, education and shelter. The Dar es Salaam Host Lions Club in Tanzania arranged for 18 babies in their country to receive necessary heart surgeries in India. Lions have been sending children to India for life-saving surgery for the past 30 years. More than 3,500 babies have received operations in that time, with a 99 percent success rate, according to Lions. Indiana State Senator Frank Mrvan, a U. S. Air Force veteran, takes part in a Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Whiting Lions at a war memorial in a local park. Lions have restored and maintained the memorial since 2008. The event included a wreath laying, speakers, patriotic music and the dedication of 25 new engraved bricks laid at the base of the memorial to recognize veterans. The Rockport Lions Club in Texas gave toys to 570 children from 230 families as part of its 42nd Toys for Kids project. Lions raised more than $2,000 from businesses and individuals to purchase gifts for children in need during the holidays. The Cold Spring Lions in Minnesota donated $35,000 to the community in two years. Among beneficiaries were the library, Scouts, youth football and baseball, the American Legion, the VFW and Relay for Life. November 2016 95 Years: Joplin, Mo.; Eveleth, Minn.; Mexia, Texas; Tacoma Downtown, Wash.; Delta, Colo.; Lynchburg Host, Va.; Checotah, Okla.; Hillsboro, Texas; Rapid City, S.D.; Canon City Noon, Colo.; Red Bank, N.J.; Anthony, Kan.; Brainerd, Minn.; Bristow, Okla. 90 Years: Bridgton, Maine; Bend Sunrise, Ore.; Winnsboro, La; The Dalles, Ore.; East Prairie, Mo.; Alpena, Mich.; Minot, N.D.; Willits, Calif. 85 Years: Imperial, Neb.; Dillsburg, Penn.; Miamisburg, Ohio; North Little Rock, Ark.; Lake Country, Wis.; Berlin, Md. 80 Years: Valdese, N.C.; Cadiz, Ohio; Claypool, Ind.; Boone, N.C.; Alliston, ON, CAN; Ottawa, Kan.; Sylva Cullowhee, N.C. 75 Years: Charlotte, Mich.; Baxter Springs, Kan.; San Marcos, Texas; Pocahontas, Va.; Corcoran, Calif.; Winfield, Iowa; Sanford, Maine; South Parkersburg, W. Va.; Hamburg, N.Y.; Pinetops, N.D.; Concord, Mich.; Hyde Park, N.Y.; Marionville, Mo.; Town of Tarboro, N.D.; Hoopeston, Ill.; Appalachia, Va.; Unionville, Conn. 50 Years: Jackson Cascades, Mich.; Redwood City Sunrise, Calif.; Bolingbrook, Ill.; La Grange Evening, Texas; Dutton & District, ON, CAN; Chickamauga, Ga.; Comox Valley L C, BC, CAN; North Rustico, PE, CAN; Matane, QC, CAN; Hazelhurst, Wis.; Schulenburg, Texas; Niagara, Wis.; Punta Gorda, Fla.; Mulvane, Kan.; Greenwich Western Greenwich, Conn.; Meigs County L C, Tenn.; Trout Creek, ON, CAN; Montmagny, QC, CAN; Lake Grove, Ore.; Charny, QC, CAN. 25 Years: Whitesboro, Texas; Napa Greater Napa Valley, Calif.; Vancouver Columbia Crest, Wash.; Nederland Professional, Texas; Forest Ranch, Calif. December 2016 100 Years: Memphis Downtown, Tenn. 95 Years: Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Vancouver Central, BC, CAN; Wellington, Kan.; Portland Downtown, Ore.; Bay City, Mich.; Marysville, Calif.; Weatherford Noon, Texas; Grand Rapids Cap Baker, Minn.; El Dorado, Kan.; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Elgin, Ill.; Passaic-Clifton, N.J. 90 Years: Morgantown, Ind.; Ukiah Host, Calif.; Bridgewater, Mass.; Decatur, Ind.; West Hollywood, Calif.; Holland, Mich. 85 Years: Oklahoma City Capitol Hill, Okla. 80 Years: Arlington Host, Va.; Littleton, N.C.; Anacortes, Wa.; Plymouth, N.C. 75 Years: Hoquiam, Wa.; Lock Haven, Pa.; St. James, Mo.; Arcade, N.Y.; Fries, Va.; Churdan, Iowa 50 Years: Junction City Sundowners, Kan.; Oakfield, Wis.; Alberton, PE, CA; Lake Benton, Minn.; Bunker, Mo.; Simsboro, La.; Mastic Shirley LC, N.Y.; Buena Vista Township L.C., Mich.; Webster, Wis.; Benson, Minn.; Estacada, Ore.; Fowlerton, Ind.; Spotsylvania, Va.; El Centro Sol De Oro, Calif. 25 Years: Encinitas, Calif.; Toronto, Kaiteur, ON, CA; Rehoboth Anawan, Mass.; Gold Hill, N.C.; Bridgewater Academy, Mass.; Queens Village, N.Y. Anniversaries are based on the official records of Lions Clubs International. The recorded charter date at LCI sometimes differs from local club records.
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