ANGOLA - The Evans Township Lions Club, Inc., held its second annual all-you-can-eat Ribfest on Sept. 22 the Most Precious Blood Church hall. In spite of rainy, cold weather, more than 100 people feasted on ribs, salt potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, and soft drinks served buffet-style by Lions Club members.
Members grilled more than 250 pounds of ribs. This fundraising activity is one way the Lions Club raises money to support community programs. Programs include free eye exams and glasses for residents of Evans and Brant, and scholarships for graduating seniors who reside in Evans or Brant and demonstrate a willingness to get involved in community service.
One upcoming event is the Children's Halloween Costume Parade on Oct. 27 in Angola. This is the longest running, annually staged costume parade in Western New York. Not one penny of any money raised from the public is spent by Lions Clubs for administrative costs or salaries. All members are volunteers. Every penny, as mandated by Lions Clubs International by-laws, must be spent on the community in the form of service projects.
This local Lions Clubs is a member of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world. Anyone interested in Lions Club membership, or needing their help, should contact: Evans Township Lions Club, Inc., PO Box 342, Angola 140063. Information is also available online at evanslions.org.