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Lions Club has donated over $74,000 in parish

By Cyndi Sellers

The Cameron Lions Club on Tuesday, Oct. 8, presented stipends and donations to 23 organizations as part of the club’s ongoing mission of charitable giving. These recipients included Cameron Parish organizations, regional and state organizations that also benefit Cameron Parish citizens, and international disaster relief.

Club president Stephanie Rodrigue reported that in one year’s time, the Cameron Lions Club's contributions to charitable and educational endeavors in Cameron Parish have totaled $74,631.99. Funds raised through the club’s annual fishing festival have gone toward scholarships, academic and service awards to parish youth, and service to and sponsorship of community activities such as the recent Courthouse Re-dedication.

The organizations receiving festival stipends on Tuesday were: Johnson Bayou Athletic Association, First Baptist Church of Cameron, Grand Lake Community Church, Krewe de Cajun Fous, Benefit for Becky. B. Trahan, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, South Cameron Alumni Association, SW Ranch Rodeo Association, Grand Lake Greater Life Apostolic Church, SCHS Girls’ Basketball, SCHS Girls’ Softball, SCHS Dazzlers, and the Sabine Pass Light-house/Cameron Preservation Alliance.

Annual donations were made to the: Louisiana Lions Camp for Children, Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation (disaster relief), Louisiana Autism Conference, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Kannon’s Christmas, Cameron Junior Livestock Exhibitors’ and Buyers Luncheon, St. Nicholas Center for Children, and the Cameron Parish School Board S.T.A.R. Program.

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