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DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Noon Lions Club prides itself on doing more than simply holding weekly meetings. The members love getting out and serving the local community.

“That’s one of the reasons I am a member,” club officer Bud Lowry said. “During one of the first meetings I went to several years back, I remember the club president saying he needed something done and immediately 10 hands went up. I said then, ‘This is something I want to be a part of.’”

The Marble Falls Noon Lions Club holds numerous events throughout the year such as a car show and Scout-A-Rama that generate funds. The club takes any funds it makes and puts it right back into the community.

The Picayune readers noticed. They voted the Marble Falls Noon Lions Club as the “Locals Love Us” Best Club/Organization. Lowry said it was great to hear people loved what the Lions are doing.

“Helping people and the community is something we love to do,” Lowry said.

The club is part of Lions Club International, which allows members to have both a local, national and global impact.

Following Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged much of the Northeast United States last fall, Lowry pointed out Lions Club International responded with volunteers, donations and funding.

On a local level, the Marble Falls club lends a hand in several ways. Each fall, the group sponsors a coat drive to collect winter jackets for area children and adults who might otherwise not have one. Lowry said they coordinate a big part of the drive with Marble Falls High School.

The club also collects eye glasses that the organization distributes to low-income residents and children who need them.

Members also sponsor several special-needs children each year who attend a Lions Club summer camp.

The underlying theme of the Lions Club, whether local or global, is simply helping.

“Our whole club is here to help,” Lowry said. “Anytime there’s a problem, we’re going to be there to help solve it.”

The Marble Falls Noon Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill, 900 RR 1431 in Marble Falls.

daniel@thepicayune.com