Boynton Lion Club Celebrates 60 Years

Friday, December 28, 2012
Boynton Lions Club 60 Years: From left are (front) Larry Hansford, David Carlock, Norman Lansford, Elaine Hansford, Barbara Tucker, Wanda Harwood, Peggy Sisson, Dennis Sisson, Richmond Blackwell, (back) Randall Franks, Jim Cosper, Ann Orr. and John Long.
Boynton Lions Club 60 Years: From left are (front) Larry Hansford, David Carlock, Norman Lansford, Elaine Hansford, Barbara Tucker, Wanda Harwood, Peggy Sisson, Dennis Sisson, Richmond Blackwell, (back) Randall Franks, Jim Cosper, Ann Orr. and John Long.

Boynton Lions Club celebrated in December marking the 60th anniversary of the club.

“It is amazing when you look back at the tremendous service 60 years of Lions have shared in Catoosa County,” said President Richmond Blackwell.  “The evening was a wonderful gathering but we had an empty chair remembering one of the founders who had been a member throughout the club’s history and recently passed –  the late Willis Dietz.”

Vision is a primary focus of the organization assisting area residents who need glasses and qualify for assistance, he said.

The organization works on a statewide level with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind and the Emory Child Care Center, he said.

Another major community project is the long-term care and maintenance of the Dailey Hill Cemetery. The group is now receiving donations from friends and relatives of those interred there to assist with the costs of mowing and upkeep. Donations may be sent to Boynton Lions Club 3179 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga. 30736.

Boynton Lions Club meetings are held the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is catered by the Dinner Bell. Cost is $6.50. The meetings are held at Boynton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, and membership dues are $21 per quarter.

Boynton Lions Club 1952 Charter Night: From left are, (front) Clarence Alsobrook, V.S. “Dick” Stone, Wallace “Watt” Green, Jesse “Jack” Williams, Farris “Doc” Lansford, Raymond Beaver, Lamar Stone, Russell Leigh, W. M. Vaughn, (middle) Curtis Dicks, Mayo Hall, Dennis Duckett, Charlie Carlock, Shirley McDaniel, Ira “Jr.” Dietz, Harry McCauley, Willis Dietz, Dr. Egbert Townsend, (back) Warren Howard, Ralph Jordan, Lynn Harris, Earl Henley, Hobart Armstrong, Lawrence Holcomb, Marshall Leigh, Gray Akins and J.L. Henley.
Boynton Lions Club 1952 Charter Night: From left are, (front) Clarence Alsobrook, V.S. “Dick” Stone, Wallace “Watt” Green, Jesse “Jack” Williams, Farris “Doc” Lansford, Raymond Beaver, Lamar Stone, Russell Leigh, W. M. Vaughn, (middle) Curtis Dicks, Mayo Hall, Dennis Duckett, Charlie Carlock, Shirley McDaniel, Ira “Jr.” Dietz, Harry McCauley, Willis Dietz, Dr. Egbert Townsend, (back) Warren Howard, Ralph Jordan, Lynn Harris, Earl Henley, Hobart Armstrong, Lawrence Holcomb, Marshall Leigh, Gray Akins and J.L. Henley.

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