Cache Valley Lions Gather to Roaring Applause

Image: Tom Karren, zone chairman of the Lions, presenting recognition award to Richard Criddle.

Cache Valley Lions members gathered on April 9 in the cozy Smithfield Lions lodge along with District Governor over the Northern Utah Lions, Bonnie Johnson, and other officials from the Lions board members. At this annual gathering awards were given and accomplishments celebrated. The Lions club concentrates on service, which was apparent in the awards.

Don Williams honored for Lions Club service

Long time Smithfield resident Don Williams was honored this week after reaching a significant milestone of serving 50 years as a member of the Smithfield Lions Club. Don and his wife Mary Alice, who have been married for 62 Years, and have lived in Smithfield for 46 Years. He joined the Lions in 1959 and has enjoyed active membership and public service throughout. Don served as President of the Lions in 1972-73, and again in 1987-88. The district governor of Utah came to Smithfield in part, to make the award to Don and recognize his years of service.

Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises money for Haiti

Image: Dishing up dinner and smiles — Smithfield Lions Club members Keith Hansen, Tom Arquette and Kenneth Hansen preparing and serving spaghetti dinner.

The Lions Club spaghetti dinner took on a dual-purpose Thursday night. Beyond collecting prescription glasses for redistribution to developing countries. The Lions Club is also going to donate all of the night’s proceeds to help reconstruct Haiti. “We had 247 people show up for the spaghetti dinner,” said media representative, Tyler Holst. “We also had about 150 other individuals that paid for tickets, but didn’t show up. This happens each year. Some are just willing to donate to the cause without the [dinner].”