New Cumberland Lions honor Jack Ashcraft with an award

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club met recently with Russ Flanigan presenting an award to Jack Ashcraft, son of Lion John Ashcraft, expressing gratitude for his assistance with paper drives.

Ashcraft’s daughters were given honorable mentions for their assistance.

The meeting began with an invocation given by Rick Tinsky and Jim Wells leading in opening ceremonies.

Bob Manypenny announced that less than a dozen brooms remain available for sale.

A pulled pork fundraiser will be held Aug. 23 in the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

Tom Stiles will serve as chairman of the Adopt-A-Highway Committee. He will notify members when the next road cleanup is scheduled.

Flanigan asked for volunteers to assist with the Dan Dague Memorial Car and Bike Show for Sight, which will be held Labor Day in the Highlands Cabela’s parking lot.

President Betsy Wells asked members to check addresses and phone numbers so the directory can be corrected. Directories only will be provided to those who need a new folder.

The August steak fry will be held Aug. 28 at a new location yet to be determined. Members will be notified once arrangements have been made.

Tinsky thanked members for donations to the Down by the Riverside event, which raises money for the local social services. Betsy Wells suggested members consider a group outing to a Pittsburgh Pirates game.