Lioness celebrate Valentine’s Day at Feb. meeting

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Valentine couples Mike Slater and Kathy Kippe, and Bob and Dianne Maile were serenaded by Lioness Martha Fisher in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The Marshalltown Lioness met at the First United Church of Christ on Monday with a special celebration of Valentines Day that was planned by Martha Fisher and her Social Committee. The evening began as President Bob Maile welcomed guests and members. The Pledge of Allegiance was said and Fisher led the singing of “God Bless America.” A catered dinner followed which featured a special salad, cake and sweet treats provided by Fisher and the Social Committee.

Kid Sight Coordinator Dianne Maile reported that 848 children had eye screenings in Marshall County during this school year by KidSight teams, and 81 of those children were referred to an eye doctor as a result. It is very important to catch eye problems early so the problems can be corrected before they enter school. The Marshalltown Lioness Club is one of the strongest clubs in the State doing this valuable Lions project.

The Family Game Night/Card Party Fundraiser will be held at the Fisher Community Center on April 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $6 from any Lioness or $6.50 at the door for this annual event. Guests, including their children, can bring any card game or board game they enjoy and also enjoy delicious food during the evening. Door prizes will be given and Raffle Tickets will be sold for prizes donated by area merchants for this annual fundraiser.

After the business meeting, Valentine Party festivities followed, beginning with Fisher singing a beautiful love song to two Lioness couples, Bob and Dianne Maile, and Mike Slater and Kathy Kippe. Members of the Social Committee, Kathy Sievers, Connie Cooper and Margaret Kroener then presented readings on why we have Valentines’ Day, a reading on Love and a reading of the awkward but funny memories of a first kiss. Bev Ruopp lead a team game of bean bag toss with a bag of her delicious caramel corn awarded to each person on the winning team.

The meeting closed with the Lioness Prayer.