Clubs, Community

Lions Club Presents Cheque for All-inclusive Playground Equipment

Lions Club presents cheque to Mayor Nelson Santos for all-inclusive playground equipment

At noon on Friday, Sept. 10 in the Town Square Fred Cross, Committee Chair for the Kingsville Lions Club Play-It-Forward fundraising campaign, presented a cheque for over $83,000.00 to Mayor Nelson Santos. This figure far surpasses the original goal of $65,000 and represents more than six months of fundraising outreach.

The Play-It-Forward initiative was created to provide funds for the purchase of all-inclusive playground equipment to be installed at the Lions Park.  This playground equipment will ensure that children of all abilities can play and interact together.

Mayor Santos and Fred Cross of Kingsville Lions Club with cheque as Lions Members and volunteers look on

President of the Kingsville Lions Club Debbie Cross said, “Lions members thank everyone who contributed to this important work. Through your support, our club was able to help fund this project. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

Kingsville Lions Club Play-It-Forward for the Town of Kingsville

The awards ceremony took place against the backdrop of another Lions event taking place at the same time. Many citizens made their way to the Town Square to queue and receive their free lunch, compliments of the Kingsville Lions Club.

 Members of the public enjoy a free barbeque lunch in the Town Square

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

Hard-working Lion feeds the crowd

The Kingsville Lions Club was established 88 years ago in 1933. Today, the club has 30 members and meets virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

Mayor Santos presents Certificate of Recognition to Kingsville Lions Club

At Friday’s event, Mayor Santos presented a Certificate of Recognition to Fred Cross, congratulating the Club on a successful fundraising campaign and recognizing their 88 years of service to our community.

For more information, or to get involved with the Kingsville Lions Club:

Phone Lion Fred Cross:
(519) 733-3349
Email Fred:

To find out more about Lions Club International:
Visit their website at Lions Club International

To find out more about the Kingsville Lions Club: 
Visit their website at Kingsville Lions Club.

All photos by Les McDonald/Digital Voodoo Media 

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