Denton Lions Club

Chartered March 20, 1944


     We have been a big part of the Denton community throughout our history with projects such as providing lunches for school children, paying the electric bill of the library, starting a Summer Recreation program.

     In more recent years, we provided money and manpower to build the Evelyn Gallimore Pavillion at Harrison Park; sponsored athletic facilities at South Davidson High School; supported the Denton Library Expansion Project; helped to network Denton Elementary School.

     We are the oldest continuous civic club in Denton.  From a high of over 100 members, we still maintain about 40 members in a town with 1500 population.

     Of course, we are very active with Lions objectives -- providing eyeglasses for those in need and providing service to the visually impaired.

     Denton has been the home club of five District Governors:  E.O. Lane 1952-53;  Dr. E.M. Hunt 1962-63; Dr. Jerry S. Bates 1965-66; Jack D. Briggs 1967-69; and Theresa Wallace Matthews, 2009 - 2010.


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