By Brenda L. Holmes
LIZTON — Lions Club members here are hard at work trying to make the town park more accessible for everyone. To raise money for the project, they will hold a fish fry Aug. 9 and 10.
Kathy Frederick is the club’s secretary and has been active in the Lizton organization since 1991. She became a Lions Club member in 1989 when women were first allowed to join.
“I was a member in North Salem, but it closed down,” she said. “So I went to the Lizton club. I wanted to be a member because the Lions were always supportive of the school system.”
She said the Lizton Lions Club has been actively upgrading the club’s park.
“We’ve recently completed renovations in the restrooms and shelter house,” Frederick said. “We now also have a shelter if there is a storm during baseball or other activities.”
The renovations to the shelter house were made possible through a grant from the Lions Club Foundation.
“We want to make it handicap accessible,” she said. “There are a lot of opportunities for us to improve the park.”
She said the club is now looking for corporate sponsors to help with the project.
“We would like to add a walking trail around the ball diamonds,” Frederick said. “We would also like to add trees to the walking area that would become educational.”
She said the trees can be labeled so families walking could learn about them.
“We want to add an exercise area so people can stretch and work out,” she said. “We’re going through the grant process right now. Getting grants is a long, tricky process. There’s also a lot of competition.”
The annual two-day fish fry will welcome vendors to the Lizton Lions Club Park. Members will be serving fish dinners from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 and 2 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10. There will be live music both evenings.
The Lizton Lions Club is also looking for new members who want to roll up their sleeves and get to work. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Lions Club building at the park.
“We try to keep very busy,” Frederick said. “We love to do projects but we’re limited because of our membership.”
The club also gives out at $500 scholarship each year to a graduating senior at Tri-West High School.
The president of the club is Larry Pierson.
For more information about membership or how to donate to the park projects, call Frederick at 410-6441.
Just the facts
WHAT: Lions Club Fish Fry
WHEN: Aug. 8 and 9
WHERE: Lizton Lions Club Park