New Leo Club set for Parrsboro

Rose Willigar
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Parrsboro Lions Club King Lion Frank Hartman stands in front of the Lions Den in Parrsboro, a location he is hopeful will be used by Parrsboro's new Leo Club for girls and boys ages 12-18. Rose Willigar - The Citizen

PARRSBORO - With the Parrsboro Lions Club reaching membership numbers high in the 20s, King Lion Frank Hartman said the group wants to expand even further by introducing the Leo Club to Parrsboro youth.

"The group targets girls and boys ages 12-18 and we're hopeful that Parrsboro's youth will take an interest in the club," Hartman says.

The King Lion said it saddens him to see youth in Parrsboro with nothing to do, therefore feels the new club will give youth in the area another choice of activity within their community.

"The Lions Club participates with youth in Parrsboro through the arena and the 'Speak Out' program and would like to see youth become involved with the club's annual dog walk and relay for life team," the club president said.

Hartman said in the future he would like to see youth in Parrsboro have access to a recreation centre and spoke of use of the Lions Den for such a venue.

As far as Hartman is aware, there is only one other community in Nova Scotia with a Leo Club and that is in Coldbrook, and he said he would like to see Parrsboro be another with the youth club.

As an incentive the Lions Club has set aside $500 in seed money for this new youth club to use in community projects or even possibly towards a recreation centre, he said.

The kick-off to this new club was to be Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Lions Den in Parrsboro, starting at 6 p.m. each night where pizza and pop will be served to youth attending the meetings.

Organizations: Leo Club, Parrsboro Lions Club, The King

Geographic location: Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Coldbrook

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