Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
What is it about a Harley Davidson motorcycle that makes people from kids...
to trombone players like Sam Shepherd of the Ohio State School for the Blind (congratulations on your graduation Sam!) . . .
to band Directors like Dan Kelley of the OSSB Marching Panthers. . .
and Band Director Aides like Carolyn . . .
or Mexican princesses like Breonna Stanley . . .
who came back as an Aztec princess for another chance to sit on the bike . . .
what kind of love affair do people have for these vehicles?
It's amazing . . .
they just keep coming . . .
so 2012 International Festival Queen Taylor Cawthon and Lorain Lions just say, "Buy a Lions Harley Raffle ticket!"
Lions gathering at the starting point. We were the ninth unit in a very large parade. What beautiful weather we had!
Honorary Grand Marshall, Paul Kiska, Lorain Catholic H.S. grad and TV 5 news reporter, with wife Angela and daughter Olivia, represented the Lorain Lions. Thanks Paul!
Lion Marshall Dimacchia is ready to go!
Finally, we got Lion Velda Reynold's picture--our official photographer who is never visible!
The banner holders for Ohio State School for the Blind at attention and ready to go.
Thanks to the Lorain Fire Department crew for getting the great overhead picture of the OSSB Marching Band!
Ohio Lions District 13B Governor Dick Temple has the official hand wave down pat!
Lion Gary Koepp accompanies the Lions 90th Anniversary Float down Broadway.
The Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Panthers are recognized by Parade MC Don Nickerson for their many accomplishments in front of City Hall, the ending location of the parade.
Lion Mark Worden tosses candy to the crowd along side the Lions Float.
It was great to have the Lorain Harbor Lions marching with us to celebrate our 90 years of Lionism!
What a great turnout of Lorain County Health & Dentistry staff and board! We are proud to be partnering with LCH&D to open the Vision Clinic next year. Thanks for the great work you do!
That has to be the most realistic stuffed lion I've ever seen!
Kids were in awe of this animal! We need a name for him and display him at all Lorain Lion Events.
Thanks to Sue Kayle and her helpers Sue Lombardi, Rosa Cromer and others for making this after-parade lunch such a nice way to recuperate after a two mile walk.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
2012 Lorain International Festival Queen, Taylor Cawthon, tries out the Harley Davidson Fat Boy--and likes it! The Lions Harley Raffle proceeds will go to equip the Vision Clinic at Lorain County Health and Dentistry with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
ABOVE: Part of the Saturday afternoon shift at the Lorain Lions Club International Festival Booth. Left to right: Lions Frank Csubak, Dorothy McGuire, Kim Worden, Bruce Diso, Jean Lee and Rich Marcucci.
ABOVE: Lorain County Health & Dentistry staffed a table with our booth to promote the great services they provide. ABOVE (left to right): LCH&D Board of Director member, CFO Lisa Hemker and President & CEO, Stephanie Wiersma along with staff member passing out literature.
LionLEFT: Lion President Doug Kayle (standing) explains vision screening procedures to Lions Harold Lee (left), Jean Lee and Dorothy McGuire
ABOVE: Lion Rich Marcucci works with the Welch Allyn Suresight vision screening device.
ABOVE: Our booth was in a strategic location between the food pavilions and the entertainment stage at a major sidewalk crossroad.
ABOVE: Lions Bruce Diso (left) and Dan Asensio (right) sell Harley raffle tickets at the booth.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
ABOVE (left to right): Lions Rich Foil, Kim Worden and Dan Asensio watch some of the very interesting, informative, inspiring--and, yes, even entertaining!--videos about Lions Clubs and what they do around the world to help people, especially those with vision impairments.
ABOVE: Dutch Princess Kaylee Van Horn with parents Lisa and Rob were with us to celebrate. Kaylee is our Lions sponsored princess!
ABOVE: Visitors and Princesses alike enjoyed browsing through our 90 years of scrapbook history.
It was great to have the princesses at the Open House to celebrate!
Allison Strouse, (ABOVE LEFT), reporter with The Morning Journal, Lion Dan Smith and Lion Doug Kayle.
Journal reporter Allison Strouse did a great job of interviewing Lions Doug Kayle and Ken Cromer to learn about all Lions do for the community.
ABOVE: One of our ongoing projects is to collect used eyeglasses that are sent to processing centers to distribute to people who need them around the world.
ABOVE: Incoming President Doug Kayle talks with Native American Princess.
ABOVE: Lion Dan Smith chats with Helen Woodward, wife of former 50+ year Lion Bob Woodward and Kathleen Clark, wife of Lion Jack Clark.
Lions Jack Clark and Bill Evenchik.
ABOVE (left to right): Lions Dan Smith, Bob Kayle, Tom Bruno and Dave Burns admire pictures of the lion that will be sitting atop our beautiful float.
ABOVE: Lions Bob Kayle, Barry Buck and Dan Smith. There's something magical about scrapbooks!
ABOVE: Notice how the Lions wanted to get in on this photo op.
ABOVE: Lion Doug Kayle, who chairs the Lorain Lions International Festival Committee, jokes with Rona Proudfoot of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram.
BELOW: Former Lion and Lorain Lions Past President Rich Deptula stopped in to reminisce. Here he's looking over the Vision Clinic Project Display. Rich, an expert on circuses, led the Lorain Lions through the "Circus" era, when we sponsored a traveling circus every first week of September as a fundraiser. It was a lot of fun, and Rich even joined the circus troupe as an accomplished clown!