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Congratulations To The Jasper Lions On 65 Years Of Success

The Lions Club of Jasper was chartered on November 30, 1950, by Lions International and was sponsored by the Loogootee Lions Club. At that the roster was comprised of forty-six energetic young men.

Local attorney Clem Nordhoff was the club’s first president. The charter night banquet was held at the Rustic Tavern in Jasper with welcoming remarks made by Mayor Herbert Thyen.

Today, the Jasper Lion’s Club roster consists of more than 60 men and women working together to fulfill the goals of the Club and to help make Jasper a better place to live.

Since its inception, the club has dedicated itself to the service of the blind and visually impaired. It provides eye examinations and glasses for residents of Dubois County in need of financial assistance. It provides many reading machines for those who are sight impaired.

Thousands of pairs of used eyeglasses from Dubois County are collected, recycled and distributed to individuals in third world countries. In addition, the handicapped river park by the Jasper Mill was paid for by the club.

The Jasper Lions Club provides financial support to many civic projects in Jasper and Dubois County including Mentors for Youth, Junior Achievement, the PTO Post Prom Party, Little League, Jasper Youth Soccer, Special Olympics, Food Bank, Boys & Girls State delegates, large print and audio books for the Jasper Library just to name a few.

The 65th Celebration was held yesterday at the Jasper VFW.

Once again congratulation to the Jasper Lions Club on 65 years of community involvement and excellence.   

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