Lions Club members honored

The Lions Club of Greenwood honored four of its members Thursday with the club’s Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. The Melvin Jones Fellowship was established as Lions Clubs International Foundation’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service. Melvin Jones founded the Lions Club in 1917. It is now the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members and more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries. This is the first time a member of the Lions Club of Greenwood has received the award in its 79 years of existence. Four Lions members received the award. From left are Lions President Cameron Abel, award recipients John Favara, Jon Barnwell, Grady Perkins and Tommy Ellett, and award presenter Lion Marshall Sutphen. Favara and Barnwell have been members of the Lions Club of Greenwood since 1971, Perkins since 1973, and Ellett since 1975.

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