Wells presented Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by N.C. Lions Club

The New Cumberland Lions Club recently held a Christmas dinner catered by Connie’s Restaurant of Chester.

Pam Stiles gave the invocation.

President Betsy Wells asked for volunteers to assist with the New Cumberland Christmas parade and distributed information on the Lions Leadership School scheduled for January in Flatwood.

Anna Raines asked for volunteers for the Breakfast with Santa at the Swaney Library.

Tail Twister Russ Flanigan held the semi-annual Tail Twister drawing, with Raines and Blackwell each winning a cash prize, drawn from fines levied by the Tail Twister at meetings throughout the year.

Flanigan presented longtime Treasurer Jim Wells with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Lions Clubs worldwide recognize outstanding individuals by with the award named for club founder Melvin Jones. It is the club’s highest form of recognition and embodies the humanitarian ideals of Lionism. The recipient is a model of exemplary service to their club and the community it serves.

Following this presentation, entertainment was provided by John Edwards, who sang Christmas carols.

Stiles, Dorothy Hawkes, Richard Blackwell, Don Deemer and his wife, Judy, won poinsettia door prizes.