By Grant Kahlbaugh, Lions district governor NE
On behalf of all the Lions clubs in your region, we wish a Merry Christmas to the readers of the Jamestown Sun.
Did you know that our purpose is to serve others in our communities? Our motto is "Where there is a need, there is a Lion."
For example, the Jamestown Lions completed an essential blood drive, delivered Meals on Wheels and donated over $2,900 to local charities.
The Kulm Lions are preparing Christmas bags for the children in their town and, donating over $1,000 to the food pantry. Ellendale Lions will soon be delivering Christmas wreaths and greenery to raise funds to help charitable groups. Wing Lions are preparing gift bags for Santa Claus Day for local children. Gackle Lions delivered food packages to the elderly and The Gackle Care Center.
This year, Lions offer hope and prayers for our communities to get back to being healthy places to live, work and enjoy our families and friends.
Here is an idea for your readers to welcome the arrival of Christmas:
Please show your joy for the future on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) by stepping out on your front steps at 6 p.m. and ringing a bell for 5 minutes. It is a safe way to celebrate ringing in the start of Christmas, and it will show we are ready for a better and more healthy New Year!
Kahlbaugh resides in Grand Forks.