The Slaton Lions Club had a special guest at their meeting Monday afternoon (Aug. 10) at the Mercy Center.
District Gov. Ted Boyd and his wife Joyce were in attendance to speak about Lions Camp as well as the Lions 100, and how Slaton can help.
T. Boyd spoke about the camp, saying it was near and dear to his heart. “I call it the Crown Jewel of the Texas Lions,” he said. The camp was founded in 1949 by Jack Reeves because of the polio epidemic. It is located on 500 acres of land in the Hill Country, just outside of Kerrville. The first campers started to attend in 1953 after the land was bought.
Boyd said this was the first year there was no Lions Camp in the summer, due to the COVID-19, but at the same time it may have been a “good thing.”
“The camp was damaged very severely in the spring by strong winds. One of the bunkhouses, the roof came off, and of course those bunkhouses are 70 years old and the need to be replaced anyway,” he said, also thanking the Slaton Lions Club for their donations every year to help send kids to camp.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.