Woodward Lions, Woodward Academy team up for roadside work

Trimming trees and cutting grass along Iowa Highway 210 south of Woodward were Woodward Lions Paul Thompson, rear left, and Dave Elliott, rear right, and Woodward Academy youth, from left, James A., Amando A., Alex J., Spencer L. and Cassius T. Photo courtesy Woodward Lions Club

The Woodward Lions Club partnered with youth from the Woodward Academy Saturday to trim trees and cut grass around the trees along Iowa Highway 210 between Woodward and Iowa Highway 141.

Woodward Lions Club President Paul Thompson and fellow Lion Dave Elliott led several members of the Woodward Academy’s Phase Five House in the five-hour service.

“The team completed both sides of 210, beautifying the roadside for all travelers to appreciate,” Thompson said. He and Elliott were assisted in the work by Woodward Academy youth James A., Amando A., Alex J., Spencer L. and Cassius T.

“We worked up a quite sweat and were happy to shower after completing a service they will feel good about for a long time to come,” Thompson said.

Thompson said the Lions Club International recently reached its three-year centennial goal of serving 100 million people before the Lions Club International 2017 convention in Chicago, the city where the worldwide club originated in 1917.

In the spirit of Lions, continued service did not cease when the goal was been reached, he said. About 46,000 Lions Clubs around the world serve their local communities.



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