By NANCY KARRICK
Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club held its first May meeting of 2023 on May 3 in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital. Lions Club President Chuck Brooks called the meeting to order, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and gave the blessing.
It was reported that Lions will be donating $2,500 to Pilots for Christ as a result of money collected at their spaghetti supper held on April 24. Three hundred ten tickets were sold for this event.
Announcements included congratulations to Lion Bub Gideons for being elected Council Chair at the State Convention held in Prattville.
Each Lion in Alabama is being asked to give $10 to take up and replace bricks and walkways and repaint Ivy Green, the home of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia. It is an Alabama tourist attraction as well as one for foreign Lions Club members, and the facility is in need of repair and refurbishing.
A membership drive will be held the end of May at the boxcar in downtown Atmore.
Anna Marie Gilchrist introduced Dr. Millie Murphree the Escambia County Extension Coordinator, as our speaker for the meeting. Murphree explained what extension is and how she is trying to work it back into the schools with FFA for those students with a rural background.
Lions Club members had an opportunity to vote for officers for the upcoming year.