By NANCY KARRICK
Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting in December on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Atmore Community Hospital. Lion President Candace Wooten opened the meeting. Following the invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the United States, members were treated to a lasagna lunch.
Jennifer White introduced her guest and speaker, Jennifer Strawbridge from the Escambia County Department of Human Resources. Strawbridge pointed out the plight of too few foster homes in Escambia Country and said our children were sent as far away as the Tennessee border. She had a plea not only for foster families, but volunteers to help on special projects, transportation, and respite care for foster parents.
Lion Brandy Giger gave an update on the postponed Christmas parade, followed by Lion Anna Marie Gilchrist with a report on the progress of the Lions Club float. Thanks were offered to Maxwell Construction Company for providing a place to work on the float.
President Wooten was presented the Diamond Centennial Award which represents club growth during the year.
Also present for the meeting was guest Shyra Young.