The Glen Rose Chapter of Lions Club International held its bi-monthly meeting on Oct. 21 at Taylor’s Turn & Burn Restaurant. President Pete Gruber called the meeting to order. Regular business was taken care of and lunch was enjoyed by all. President Gruber presented a $900 check to the president of the board for the Somervell County Food Bank, Paul Harper. President Gruber invited Mr. Harper to tell the Club a little about the Food Bank and their operations. Mr. Harper shared that he has set up a computer program that has registered all of the patrons of the Food Bank and keeps track of the families and their members. The Somervell County Food Bank currently services 180 families.
The Glen Rose Lions Club and Brookshires sponsor an annual food drive here in Glen Rose. Brookshires puts out the bins and offers pre-packaged food donations. Shoppers in the store may put donations directly in the bins. Members of the Glen Rose Lions Club gather up the donations in December along with baking hens that Brookshires donates and delivers everything to the Food Bank in time for the Christmas rush.
Speaker for the meeting was Mindy Reed from the Hood and Somervell County Children’s Advocacy Center. Mindy reminded the Club of all the good work that the Center is doing for children in Hood and Somervell Counties who are victims of abuse. The Mission Statement for the Center is “To promote the healing of child abuse victims - one child at a time.” Mindy talked about children who have been in the programs offered by CACHS.
The Glen Rose Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Taylor’s Turn & Burn at noon. All community members are invited to attend the luncheons and to join Lions Club. The International Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world.