The Star-Herald

Fowler earns Lion of the Year Award

At the April 16 meeting of the Mapleton Lions Club, Lion Rick Fowler received the Mapleton Lions Club Lion of the Year Award for 2017.

While making the presentation, Terry Sandusky, club secretary, recalled Fowler’s work on all of the club’s major projects and the repair and upgrade of the Mapleton Lions Hall, as well as having high attendance for club meetings and events.  

Fowler is one of the club’s accomplished grill masters, having worked the grill at the Lions’ chicken barbecue and the Maple Meadow Farm Fest.  

Auction a success

The Mapleton Lions Club wishes to thank all who helped support the club’s very successful auction.  

The auction’s fundraising consisted of two parts.  First, there were direct financial donations, and secondly, area businesses and friends of the club donated over 300 items, services and gift certificates.  

The club extends a special thanks to all of these donors who made the auction a success.

Lions Matt Gregg and Ron Leonard, auctioneers, explained the auction’s success was also due to the responsive bidding by the large crowd who attended.   

Finally, the club appreciates the many financial donors who provided a substantial portion of the funds raised through the auction.  Their donations, along with the auction funds, will be used by the club for scholarships, Boy Scout troop sponsorship, purchase of eyeglasses, Little League and recreation department support, the Camp Adventure diabetes camp and many other Mapleton Lions Club charities.  

Memorial Day preparations

The Lions Club is preparing for the annual Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 28.  

The parade will start lining up at 1:30 p.m. and will step off at 2 p.m.  Please keep in mind this is a community parade.

All organizations, groups and individuals who would like to march in the parade are welcome to join in during the lineup.  To join the parade, simply report to the line-up area, which is the Dudley Road at the end of Main Street, and join in. No reservation is necessary to be in the parade.

The Mapleton Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Mapleton-Chapman-Castle Hill Veterans Memorial Monument at the Mapleton Elementary School.  

Everyone is welcome to attend and remember the sacrifices of the veterans from the tree towns.

Seniors lunch/meeting

The next regular seniors lunch is scheduled for this coming Monday, May 21.  This will be a potluck lunch and will be held at the Mapleton Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m.  

All seniors are welcome to attend.  Just bring something for the potluck and your place setting.  There is no charge to attend and enjoy the meal and the following activity.  

At the last meeting, Grenda Stephenson led the group in the making of May Baskets.  Next Monday’s after-lunch activity will be Bingo with prizes.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at

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