Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lions top Rotary in Lorain Salvation Army Kettle Challenge

The Lorain Rotary Club and Lorain Lions Club competed for the benefit of the Salvation Army this season with each club ringing the bells at Walmart in Lorain during December, Rotary on Dec. 5 and Lions on Dec. 19. The final tally = Lorain Lions $1,216.03 and Lorain Rotary $1,208.98. Pictured from left to right at the Nov. 5 Rotary Club meeting when the challenge began , are Lt. Jimmy Susa, of the Salvation Army in Lorain, Jim Wilson, former president of Lorain Rotary Club; Carolyn Huston, president of Lorain Rotary; Dan Smith, president of Lorain Lions Club; Ken Cromer, past president of Lorain Lions, and Lt. Melissa Susa, of the Salvation Army.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kettle Challenge: Lions ring bells for Salvation Army at Lorain Walmart.

Lorain Lions and friends took up the Salvation Army Kettle Challenge by turning out to collect money for the needy at the Lorain Walmart Store on Saturday, Dec. 19. Lorain Lions are in competition with Lorain Rotary Club to see who wins the Championship Trophy for most money collected. Rotary rang bells on Dec. 5 at Walmart.

While Lions Bruce Bevan and Tim Lombardi were manning the West/Market doors for the 11:30 a.m. shift, the Lorain Fire Department responded to a faulty heater call inside Walmart. From left to right:  Dennis Smith, Mike Janosic, Lions Bruce and Tim, and Dan McBennett. Thanks to to our Lorain Firefighters!

5:30 P.M. SHIFTS

Lions Dan Smith and Ed Baker at the East/Home doors.

From left to right, Lions Dr. John Smith and Bob Pastor at the West/Market doors.


Lion Bob Kerecz and his grandson Bobby Kerecz at the East/Home doors.

From left to right, Doug and Ken Kayle at the West/Market doors.

2:30 P.M. SHIFTS

Lions Frank Csubak and Kim Worden at the West/Market doors.

Lions Dr. Rich Marcucci and Barry Buck at the East/Home doors.

From left, Lion Bruce McCartney, with his niece, Natalie Keron, ring the bells at the East/Home doors with Lion Ken Krol.

Lions Dan Asensio and Joe Ksenich are bundled up manning the Lorain Lions Club kettle at the West/Market doors.

11:30 A.M. SHIFTS

Lion Bruce Bevan's stepson, Mark Sellers Jr., his wife, Audra, and their daughters, Sammy and Addison (Bruce's granddaughters), pose for a photo with Bruce and Tim Lombardi at the West/Market doors.

Lions Ken Cromer and Doug Krucinski at the East/Home doors.

First shift volunteers  Lions Bob Kayle and Bruce Meadows at the West/Food doors.

Lions Mitchell Fallis and Glenn Owen at the East/Market doors.

Lions learn of Palace progress; Lion Bruce wins raffle jackpot

Page and Kurt Hernon gave an informative talk and answered questions from Lorain Lions at the Dec. 10 noon meeting on what new is happening at the Palace Theater, along with entertainment and arts developments happening in downtown Lorain.

Lion Bruce McCartney holds the Joker he pulled at the Dec. 10 meeting raffle to win the $182 jackpot prize. Congrats, Lion Bruce!

Musicians entertain Lions and guests at Christmas party

Lorain Lions Club members and guests on Thursday evening (Dec. 6) enjoyed a delightful Christmas Party at On the Avenue. Betty Blair on the keyboard, Tom Schoonover singing, and Ellie Hunt with the violin provided our delightful entertainment. They are with the Singing Seniors.