“We Serve” is the motto of the Orange Lions Club

Published 10:18 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

“We Serve” is the motto of the Orange Lions Club.  It was never more in evidence than this past weekend when 24 Lions showed up at our flooded property on the Sabine River at Pine Bluff.  These amazing men and women worked from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. and cleaned up our property, pressure washed, took care of the debris, and made our grounds look better than they ever have looked.

My husband, Lee Roy Boehme, is bedridden and unable to do anything for himself and he has been a Lion for almost 50 years.   Until recently he had perfect attendance.  The big Ferris wheel at the Lions Carnival has always been his responsibility and is, in fact, named for him.  All of the proceeds from the Carnival go right back into the community.  The Lions Club certainly paid him back for all the years of his service by performing this act of kindness for our family.

Lions Club International is a unique organization and consists of 1,500,000 members.  All of the proceeds from their fund raisers go to their charities which include eye and hearing preservation, assistance to youth projects, diabetes awareness, and many others.  You hear about some charities that spend most of their proceeds on their CEO’s, parties, etc.  Not so with the Lions.

These dedicated and caring people did a wonderful thing for us.  My hat is off to them.  They “Serve”!  God bless them.


Jeanette Boehme