Tricounty News

Local Lions work to spruce up camp

Five members of the Luxemburg Lions put their talents to work “sprucing up Spruce,” their adopted cabin at Camp Friendship in Annandale. Camp Friendship is a part of True Friends, which provides camp services and other opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Supporters for many years, the Luxemburg Lions volunteered an entire Sunday to make sure the cabin is at its best for summer campers. The group stained the exterior, replaced rotten boards and fascia and also hopes to paint the interior before camp starts. The Lions donate or use proceeds from meat raffles to purchase most of the needed supplies.

True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for nearly 4,000 children and adults with disabilities annually. Locations include Camp Courage near Maple Lake, Camp Friendship near Annandale, Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie, and two northern Minnesota locations. For more information visit www.True,
or call (952) 852-0101.

Club President Mike Cramer, project organizer Keith Koltas, Steven Brang, Dan DesAutels and Dale Albers of the Luxemburg Lions at the cabin adopted at Camp Friendship by their club. Submitted photo.