Seymour Evening Lions Club receives visitor center grant

The Jackson County Visitor Center board of directors met for its monthly meeting Wednesday and presented a $400 promotional grant check to representatives of the Seymour Evening Lions Club.

The funds will go toward the club’s efforts to promote and fund activities for the community.

The two representatives accepting the check were Lions Ruel West and Bob Kamman.

West said the grant money will help promote the club’s annual golf scramble, which will be Aug. 26 at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour.

“We will hopefully raise $4,000 or $5,000 with the golf scramble,” Kamman said. “Our next fundraiser will be at Parking Lot Pickers, and we’ll be selling food there.”

Seymour Museum Center’s Parking Lot Pickers will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut Street and Robertson Feed Mill parking lots in downtown Seymour.

West said the club supports projects like leader dogs and diabetes awareness.

“We also have a cancer control project, we do the Scoop the Loop T-shirts and sponsor the Halloween parade,” Kamman said. “The club purchases eyeglasses for the needy, participates in eye screenings and eyeglass recycling and we support many other agencies in the community.”

The club raises funds with golf tournaments, broom sales, fruit sales and Oktoberfest.

“We appreciate what you all are doing so much,” visitor center Executive Director Arann Banks said to West and Kamman.