The Austintown Lions Club has been quite busy during the month of June starting with their Candy Day on June 7 at the Austintown Wal-Mart. The Lions Club members gave out assorted mints while accepting donations for their many causes. Some of those causes include scholarships, eyeglasses and exams for the needy, and contributions to many community assistances and Lions programs, including Pilot Dogs, their Eye Care Foundation, Eye Research and many others.
Lion Bob Melcher chaired the Candy Day event on June 14. The Austintown Lions Club actually ''went to the dogs'' as they sponsored their first annual Rabies Vaccine Clinic at the Christy Armory in Austintown.
Dr. Erik Dougherty, from the Sunny Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Rogers, served as the attending veterinarian. The Lions were busy registering around 200 dogs and cats receiving not only rabies shots but many other vaccinations.
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Austintown King Lion Bill Sywy and Dr. Erik Dougherty assist patron Ron Shank and his daughter, Kara, as their four-legged friend, Niko, gets his rabies shot. The event, sponsored by the Lions Club, was held at the Christy Armory in Austintown and had close to 200 dogs and cats come through.
They will have the same program next year. Lions John Facemyer and Bob Whited chaired the event.