The Lind Lions Club is no stranger to hard work or to commitment. They have yearly events that require organization and participation, plus their spring months are usually spent at the Lions Arena getting everything ready for the Demolition Derby. Join them if you need or want something to do and want to help out with their many goals. The group is friendly, dedicated, serious, proud of their accomplishments, and always welcomes help.
* Deceased This photo is a blast from the past: Cutting, stacking, piling, delivering wood was a very successful project for the Lions.
Back row: Steve Wahl, *Everett Conner, Dick Nagamitsu, *Curtis Kulm, Tim Fritchle,
Middle Row: Dale Stephenson, LeRoy Watson, *Alvin Heider, Leon Bafus, Jim Kelly,
Front Row: Merlin Wallace, Dennis Maier
1992: The Lions Club installed a basketball court, complete with basket and ball, adding to the Park's department Swimming Pool facility. There is rarely a summer night when the court isn't being used by Lind future "NBA stars". They also installed underground sprinklers for the Park and Recreation Department.
Welding new bleacher seats
It was a very tough decision for the Lind Lions to give up their historical rodeo. Although it had been a vital part of their membership, it became a financial hardship and it was time to pursue other avenues. At the time, the demolition derby was becoming highly successful and the Lions immersed themselves into the event adding a new and efficient arena. Bleachers were purchased, hauled, re-made, and permanently placed in the new arena. A new more accommodating cook shack was built, and the arena grounds were manicured and made to hold a new and huge audience. A camp site was manicured, rules were made, and a goal was set. After 32 years, the event is still going strong and continues to be one of the Lions' most successful events. Currently, you will see the members dedicating their Wednesday nights to the derby and the arena. They will complete projects, manicure the arena and the area, and make sure the cook shack is stocked and ready to go. It's a lot of work, but seems to always pay off when the derby is over and they're looking positively to the following year.
Pages by Carol Kelly
BJ Heider welding on the new bleachers
John Rankin attaches advertising boards to the back of the new bleachers