Frewsburg Lions Club Meets

FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Lions Club met recently in the Community Room at Frewsburg Central School. Lion President Robin Schroeder presided.

Following dinner, a ceremony was held to present the Junior Lion of the Year Award. Dennis Williams introduced this year’s honoree, Emily Hair, a graduating senior at Frewsburg Central. He read a summary of Emily’s school and community activities during her years at FCS and presented her with a check in recognition of her accomplishments. Emily was accompanied by her parents, Bill and Richel Hair.

Marty Hunt, program chair for the evening, introduced Sam Genco, superintendent of the Lake View Cemetery Association in Jamestown. Genco gave a history of the cemetery, telling how it was originally located at the present site of the Prendergast Library. Soon it was realized that there would not be enough space there, and eventually property was bought at the present location at Lakeview Avenue and Buffalo Street and graves were moved to that location. Tours of the cemetery have become popular and visitors can see the gravesites of celebrities, business leaders, founders and other interesting citizens.

In the business meeting, Norma Eklund read a letter from Debbie Pring and her husband Jim Kolenda thanking the Lions Club for the recent gift to assist them in Jim’s fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. President Robin Schroeder announced that the Lions Club will be taking over the annual bake sale at the Myers Memorial Library held in conjunction with the library’s annual book sale and the community yard sales on June 14. Martha Dove gave a report on her and Don’s recent attendance at the state Lions Club convention at Lake Placid.

The next meeting will be the annual chicken barbecue on June 9.