Lions sup­port Av­enue of Hon­our

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

A new Av­enue of Hon­our that lines Pa­trick Street in Stawell has a strong Lions con­nec­tion.

When Stawell Lions Club de­cided to pro­vide fi­nan­cial sup­port to the Av­enue of Hon­our project, it was pointed out to the mem­bers that not only was it 100 years since the First World War, it was also the cen­te­nary of Lion­ism. Ac­cord­ingly, Stawell Lions Club took on the project as a cen­te­nary project.

The club ap­pointed Robert Kelly as project chair­man and Iain Ma­clean as sec­re­tary. The pair drove the project.

Stawell Lions Club raised $2640 and Aus­tralian Lions Foun­da­tion sup­ported the Stawell club on a dol­lar-for-dol­lar ba­sis. In to­tal, $5280 was raised.

An hon­our roll fea­tures at the li­brary end of the Av­enue of Hon­our.

The roll lists the names of the dis­trict ser­vice­men who sac­ri­ficed their lives in the ‘Great War’.

At the Lon­don Road end is an­other stone com­mem­o­rat­ing th­ese men, flanked by two smaller stones, wel­com­ing peo­ple to Stawell and ac­knowl­edg­ing Stawell Lions Club and the Aus­tralian Lions Foun­da­tion.

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