New Lions Club begins service in Reed City

REED CITY — Twenty men and women have committed to being a part of Reed City's new Crossroads Lions Club, which officially received its charter on Thursday at a special event at Eagle Village.

"I'm pretty excited and looking forward to being a part of a club that's a big part of the community," said Crossroads Lions Club President, Dan Lee. "We're a pretty young crowd. Most of us are in our 30s and 40s."

The club was sponsored by the Big Rapids Lions Club and gained funding from other local Lions Clubs before the event and members of many were present to show their support.

District Governor Tim Anderson presented the charter to the group.

"It's a celebration of the new club," Anderson said. "One of two new Lions Clubs in 11 years."

He was excited to see energetic members in the group and wished them the best on the club's new journey.

"It feels great," he added. "I hope they will group, flourish and cover the needs of the community. It's a young club and I know they can make a lot of difference."

The Crossroads Lions Club will meet at noon every second Tuesday of the month at United Methodist Church in Reed City, and at 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Juanita's Coffee Shop. The group plans to be involved in vision screenings for youth, area food drives, and providing eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need.

For more information or to get involved with the Crossroads Lions Club, contact Dan Lee at (231) 878-1975.