Brilliant Lions present coats to pupils at Buckeye North

Contributed A ‘WARM’ GESTURE — The Brilliant Lions Club played a part in the Coats for Kids program held at Buckeye North Elementary School. Wal-Mart’s contributed toward buying the coats and gloves for 10 pupils in the school. They were presented by Principal Susan Nolan, a Lions member, presenting the coats. Participating were, front, from left, Donald Paugh, Derek Thompson and Lexa Howes; and back, Jim Everson, Lions third vice president; Josh Williston; Mason Westfall; Emma Saylor; Colin Strawn; Nolan; and Dave Porter, club president. Other children to receive coats are Malaki Reynard, Karson Snider and Timothy Black. -- Contributed

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Lions Club Christmas dinner will be held Thursday at the Brilliant Christian Church, beginning at 6 p.m.

The event will include door prizes.

Club members on Nov. 29 presented coats to seven pupils at Buckeye North Elementary School as part of the Coats for Kids program. The club is donating a total of 10. Susan Nolan, a club member and school principal, distributed the winter jackets. Other club members on hand were David Porter, president; Jim Everson, third vice president; and Esther McCoy. Wal-Mart’s of Steubenville supplied a large portion of the cost for coats and gloves, according to Ralph Nickoson, past president.

The club has helped the school by repairing an outdoor stair rail and putting surfacing on the new playground.

The club will participate in the Christmas parade that will be held in the village and begin at the school.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 3.