Tricounty News

Fairhaven Lions Club pulls together to improve their community

The Fairhaven Lions Club, with more than 30 members, have been pulling together to help its community through service projects and fund-raising events. Last spring, club members took on the challenge of building a cedar canoe. Under the leadership of Lion Wally Borchardt, 322 hours of volunteer time was used to craft the 16 foot canoe. More than 5,000 raffle tickets were sold at various community events over the summer and fall. The drawing was held at our annual 500 Dinner at Generations Ballroom in October with Nate Dungan from the Twin Cities as the grand-prize winner.

Last week, the Lions members took on the challenge of improving the kitchen and shelter at Fairhaven Park. Club members spent their weekend expanding and remodeling the much-used park facilities. With support from Fairhaven Township, plans are being made to improve the playground area too. The Fairhaven Lions will use monies raised at raffles and their annual Old Settler Days Food Court for park improvement efforts.

Along with park improvements, the Fairhaven Lions plan to participate in other community-service efforts such as highway clean-up, South Haven fish fry, Old Settlers Picnic planning, and family nights in the park. If you would like to help the Fairhaven Lions Club with the park or in other projects, please feel free to contact Pam Schindele at (320) 236-7739.