Receiving the Chamber Merit Award from the West Unity Area Chamber of Commerce during their annual banquet on November 5 was the West Unity Lions Club. The West Unity Lions Club was started in 1948 as a branch of Lions Club International, the world’s largest service club. Currently, the West Unity branch has a Board of twelve members.
The main objective of the Club is to assist in any way possible to meet the various needs of the community. The West Unity branch has worked closely with residents, both locally and internationally, to provided fitted eye glasses to those in need. Additionally, the local Lions Club donatse to the FFA, Science Fair, Academic Boosters, Post Prom, Elementary Reading programs, and, most recently, the Hilltop Band. They have also assisted with various needs in the local food pantry, Williams County Public Library, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, and several scholarships for Millcreek-West Unity Schools’ students.
The Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the West Unity Methodist Church and are always looking for new members to join their efforts in assisting the community.