For 60 years the Monroe Lions Club has been a part of the Adams County community and Monday evening its members, along with members of the Decatur and Union Township Lions, celebrated that fact with a dinner, featuring charter member Paul Zurcher as the speaker.
The celebration began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the group singing "America." Char Allen entertained the dinner guests with a trio of songs accompanied by her husband, Mike, on the piano. Then it was member Earl Yoder, the club's Tail Twister, who provided entertainment.
As Tail Twister, it is Yoder's job to instill fellowship and humor in his fellow club members while fining members for such infractions as not saying "I love you" to a spouse. As Yoder walked among the crowd asking questions, and giving a good ribbing to a few members in the process, members reached into pockets and pocketbooks in good humor to donate a dollar.
With the crowd still smiling, Zurcher took his place at the head of the room to talk of what what the club has meant to him over the past 60 years, and the goals he set for himself and has tried to live by since.
For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.