Lions Club sending donation to aid firefighters in north central Nebraska
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Imperial Lions Club, members voted to send $200 from club funds to aid the firefighters trying to contain grass fires in north-central Nebraska.
The Imperial and Lamar volunteer fire departments have firefighters on the scene near the Niobrara River. The Imperial Lions’ donation is part of a Lions district effort spearheaded by District Gov. Chris Gentry of Hyannis.
Funds will be used to purchase water and other supplies for the volunteer firefighters.
Tuesday’s meeting was held at the fairgrounds, where Lions members assessed the bingo stand and set a work day for Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 a.m.
The Lions club operates the bingo stand four days of the Chase County Fair, this year from Aug. 15-18.
An update was given on the upcoming Harlem Ambassadors basketball game against a local team, The Imperials, on Thursday, Sept. 20. The Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the event.
Members have also been busy preselling lugs of Colorado peaches, an annual fundraiser for club projects. A report from chairman Arlene Large indicated 200 lugs will be ordered this year for August delivery.
Members were also reminded of the memorial service for former Lions member Jerry Leyland today (Thursday) at the Imperial Community Center at 3 p.m.