THE LEXINGTON PARK LIONS CLUB celebrated 68 years of service to the community on Monday, June 23, with awards and the installation of officers for the 2014-2015 Lion year.

King Lion Ken (Buzz) Shelley recognized Mary Springstead as a our newest Melvin Jones Fellow, citing her dedication to Lionism and her contributions to the club and to the community. This fellowship award is the highest form of recognition afforded by Lions International, and the recipient joins an elite corps of representatives serving as role models for Lions around the world.

King Lion Buzz Shelley also recognized Stacey (Loftis) Hancock as Lion of the Year for her contributions to the Lexington Park Lions this year.

Ceremonies continued with the swearing in of the new slate of officers: President and King Lion Amanda (Fast) Adams; 1st Vice President, Randy Lawson; 2nd Vice President, Stacey (Loftis) Hancock; Secretary, Robert (Bob) Hayward; Treasurer and Lion Tamer Jess Davis; Membership, Tamara (Tami) Gary; Tail Twister, Jim Dodson; and the Board of Directors: Past President, Buzz Shelley; Johnny Alvey; Angie Everett; Frank Kuhn; and Susan Hurst.

The evening drew to a close with remarks from both the Past President, Buzz Shelley, and the new King Lion, Amanda Adams, and concluded with the official passing of the gavel.

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