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Smithsburg Lions Club builds ramp for family

November 27, 2012
  • From left, Mike Leffert; Smithsburg Lions Club President Frank Schaller; Smithsburg Mayor Mildred Mickey Myers; Lions Club District Gov. Paul Cannada; and Zone Chairman Eric Davis are shown at Make A Difference Day on Oct. 27.
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SMITHSBURG — Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering was held  Oct. 27. 

Communities and service organizations from all over the United States participated by helping individuals in their area. 

This year was the 22nd year the program has been partnering with organizations to improve the lives of others. 

Whether it is a food drive, park cleanup or school rehab, lives were improved across the nation.

District 22-W Lions, Lionesses and Leo Clubs participated in the event for the first time as a district. 

The Smithsburg Lions Club built a ramp for the Leffert family in the Smithsburg area. Lions Club members designed the ramp, removed the old ramp, dug a foundation, added cement, handrails and added a gate for easy access to the home. It took several weeks to accomplish.

On Oct. 27, a dedication was held with a ribbon cutting ceremony. District 22-W District Gov. Paul Cannada was in attendance, as was Smithsburg Mayor Mildred “Mickey” Myers. 

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The Smithsburg Lions Club serves the Smithsburg area and surrounding communities.

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