Special awards presented to two New Cumberland Lions

RECOGNITION — District Gov. Gary Pitcock, left, presented the Melvin Jones Award, the highest honor internationally, to New Cumberland Lions Club member Betsy Wells, accompanied by her husband, Lion Jim Wells. -- Contributed

NEW CUMBERLAND — President Joyce Young presided at a recent meeting of the New Cumberland Lions Club where congratulations were in order for two members receiving distinguished awards.

District Gov. Gary Pitcock presented the Melvin Jones Award, the highest honor internationally, to Betsy Wells, and presented the Leonard Jarrett Award, the highest Lions honor in West Virginia, to Ed Fields.

The meeting included Lion Rick Tinsky offering the prayer and Lion Andrew Kefer leading in the pledge of allegiance.

It was announced that Aug. 27 is the date for the steak fry at Tomlinson Run State Park. The 2019 quilt drawing was discussed. In other club business, it was noted that Lion Jeanne Cox is working with the licensed practical nurse instructor at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center in New Cumberland to offer a general wellness booth at the September Riverfest.

The club will be hosting a pulled pork food fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 in the parking lot of the Swaney Memorial Library, located at 210 S. Court St.

The pork sandwich will cost $5.50 with coleslaw topping on the sandwich available for an additional 25 cents. Smoked chicken halves will cost $6.

Both are available as dinners with two side dishes — baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw — for an additional $1.50. Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $26 by advance order only. To ensure receiving the half chicken (alone or as part of a dinner) or to order a whole pork butt, call by 6 p.m. on Aug. 29, either Lion Don Deemer at (304) 564-5139 or Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055.