Barnsdall Lions help community

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Claud Rosendale and Beth Bell, members of the Barnsdall Lions Club, are shown with the playground equipment that the Lions Club installed and maintains. Submitted

BARNSDALL — The Barnsdall community’s Lions Club, a member of Lions Clubs International, has accomplished many goals they set to enhance Barnsdall.

They are responsible for creating a number of annual events such as the Chili Cook-off, NEEWOLLAH and the Fun Night at the Community Center.

The Annual Shotgun Training Education Program is a free training in the use of shotguns, archery, bb guns and wrist rockets. Free lunch and t shirts are provided to participants.

The Annual Main Street Auction and Chicken Noodle Dinner with a live auction to benefit the Lions Club and Relay for Life.

The Lions Club also has assisted with the coordination of the annual Big Heart Day event in Barnsdall.

Members have also beautified and enhanced Barnsdall by planting and maintaining trees and flowers at the city park and Community Center, installing two bison statues in the city park, installing and maintaining playground equipment at the park, adding 23 park benches and two picnic tables with cement foundations around the Community Center and Main Street, assisting with construction of an elevated Community Center Stage and a three-sided enclosure for the Community Center ampitheater and assisting the Chamber of Commerce and Senior Citizens Group with the purchase and installation of a city welcome sign and large two-sided LED sign.

The members of the Barnsdall Lions Club include — Beth Bell, William Bell, Betty Fowler, Rosie Hayman, Russell Hayman, Claud Rosendale, Jay Cole and Karen Overacker.