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Williamsport Lions Patterson, Scott honored

October 17, 2008

WILLIAMSPORT - Milestones were recognized recently by the Williamsport Lions Club.

Club members Pat Patterson and Joe Scott were honored for having 110 combined service years with perfect attendance.

Scott, who has 59 years of perfect attendance, joined the Williamsport Lions in 1951, served as president in 1954 and later as zone chair. He was also chair of the agriculture teachers association for two years and has served on various other committees in the community.

Appointed principal of Williamsport High School in 1968, he served in that capacity for 10 years before retiring in 1978. Scott also was superintendent of Williamsport Methodist Church's Sunday school and supervisor of the Washington County Soil Conservation, both for 23 years.

He was awarded the Sustained Effort Award in 1986, LCTF Honor Roll in 1989, Melvin Jones Fellows in 1997 and Lion of the Year in 2002.

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Patterson's record of perfect attendance is 51 years. In the Williamsport Lions Club, Patterson has served as secretary for 13 years, president in 1967-68 and on the district level as deputy district governor, zone chair, membership development, district club and youth committee, and District White Cane Days in the 1970s.

He also was honored with the Sustained Effort Award, LCTF Honor Roll, Melvin Jones Fellow, Lion of the Year and life member.

Also in September, the club was thanked by Robin Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, for a donation of $2,000 that was recently given by the club.

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