Lions Club brings circus
By 09/28/2006 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
PALMER - Palmer Lions Club President Mark Varsel was first up on the agenda at the latest meeting of Palmer City Council.
'We're brin-ging the circus to town!' he said with enthusiasm as he approached the podium holding a sign advertising the event.
His primary purpose for addressing city council was to seek endorsement of a proclamation declaring Thursday, Oct. 19 as 'Palmer Good Old Fashion Circus Day.'
Mayor Don Hus-kins read the document alo-ud, proclaiming 'the hard working, loyal, loving and caring citizens of Palmer, Texas do deserve to have a good time with family and friends by attending an event that will be remembered and treasured for many years to come.'
The council quickly endorsed all the tenets of the proclamation.
Varsel also took advantage of the opportunity to announce Councilwoman Carol Moore recently joined the ranks of the Palmer Lions Club.
'The club's history goes back for decades,' he said, 'But this is an historic moment.
'There has never been a female member of the Palmer Lions Club until now.
'We're very happy to welcome her into the organization.'
Local resident James Wester was recently recognized for more than 50 years of service in the Palmer Lions Club.
Varsel asked Moore and Huskins to stand and informed the gallery the Lions Club had voted to honor Mayor Huskins by recognizing him as Palmer Citizen of the Year, 'in recognition of his tireless efforts and dedication to improving life for all the citizens of Palmer.'
Huskins was then awarded a 'Citizen of the Year' plaque by Moore.
The Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday's of every month at Jenny's Café on the square in Palmer. They were currently in the midst of a new member drive and anyone interested in joining a service-oriented organization for the benefit of the people of Palmer were invited to contact membership director Greg Penny at 469-855-7762.