Lions feed emergency personnel|
by Jacob Lane · September 11, 2013
The local Lions Club grilled and provided a meal, Tuesday evening, for the West Liberty Police Department as well as the fire departments from WL, Atalissa and Nichols.
The annual event was held at the WL fire department in honor of all emergency personnel and what they do for our community and the surrounding areas.
"It's kind of a way to let the officers, firemen and volunteers know that we appreciate what they do," said Lions Club First Vice President Denny Riley.
Around 20 Lions served up pork burgers, baked beans and dessert to a crowd of approximately 50 individuals, all hungry and ready to dig in.
"I think the food's great, and we appreciate all that the Lions do for us," said Advanced EMT for the West Liberty Fire Department, Brian Grassi.
This is just one of the Lions’ community events, every year on the last day of school they hold a burger bash for all of the town. They just recently held the kiddie tractor pull at the Muscatine County Fair, and will do so again for October Fest in Nichols.
“There was a good turnout. Lots of good food, conversations and a very interesting presentation from the firemen on their new grain elevator extraction equipment,” said Lions Club President Mike Duytschaver regarding the event.
The Lions plan to keep feeding emergency personnel in the years to come.