Blackman, Nelson Present Program At Lions Club Meeting

FREWSBURG – Frewsburg Lion Gary Nelson and guest Joni Blackman presented the program at the recent meeting of the Frewsburg Lions Club. Lion Nelson is president of the Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association. Blackman is executive director of the Fenton History Center.

The purpose of their program was to acquaint members with the upcoming capital campaign of the Martz Association, which is focused on upgrading the current 60-year-old facility to meet the growing needs of the community, the local and regional school districts and researchers. The project involves erection of a new building to house classrooms, laboratory area and museum and three telescopes, which will include relocation of a telescope donated by Dr. Ronald Kohl. They will be looking at all possible sources of funding for the $1.2 million program, which will be known as “Marshal’s Dream: Connecting Children to the Stars.”

Past President Gary Wells presided at the business meeting. Norma Eklund distributed a duty roster for the annual pancake breakfast, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Fellowship Hall of Zion Lutheran Church. Tickets are: adults, $6; children 6 to 10, $3; children 5 and under, free.

Announcement was made of a community-wide benefit on March 15 for Scott Stearns, who is suffering from a rare neurological disease. This will be held in the Frewsburg Firemen’s Blue Building.

The next meeting will be on Feb. 10 in the community room at Frewsburg Central School.