News for 1/23/19

KCS Soup Lunch this Sunday!

Please remember to sign up for your contributions at the Kensington Community Store and don’t forget to bring your donated items for the Soup Lunch Fundraiser on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Located in the Kensington American Legion Hall on main street in Kensington, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, please come out and help support your local grocery store. This Soup Lunch is accepting donations for the Kensington Community Store expenses. If we don’t show our support, we could lose the store. So, mark your calendar and plan to attend this Sunday, Jan. 27. Please give generously and remember to shop local first.

Lion's Club Hosts District Governor

Back: Greg Billings, Mike Baetz, Gary Hainke, Darold Grauerholz, Jarod Grauerholz, Bob Hunter, Bob Bearley, District Governor Reland Cole. Front: Roy Wangerin, Dave Wahl, Joan Nech, Robin Billings, Becky Isom, Mike Isom, and Kenny Ratliff

January 7, the Kensington Lions Club hosted the District Governor at their monthly meeting. They also invited members from the Kirwin and Agra clubs to join the evening. After a meal served by the St. John Lutheran WELCA group, the district governor, Reland Cole, spoke to the group. He began by speaking about the history of Kensington's Lions Club. Kensington's club began May 14, 1959, and was sponsored by the Smith Center Lion's Club. Many projects that were started in 1959, are still going strong. Some of them include: annual pancake feed, community birthday calendars, financially supporting the Senior Center, supporting summer ball programs, and highway cleanup. The club has continued those traditions as well as expanded their giving to the community and school.

Reland also gave information on a new product that is available through the Lion's Clubs to anyone who needs it. It is called a Script Reader. It is a machine that reads pill bottles that have a special label on the bottom of the bottle. It reads all the information on the label, including medication name, dosage, and other important information.

He also talked about how to recruit new members and the importance of growing a club's membership. Every club, he said, needs to grow in numbers and add younger members to keep clubs active and vital. Lions is very involved and generous to the community. It's important to keep the community aware of all the contributions the club makes.

He promoted the District Convention for Lions that will be held in Hays on March 22-23 at FHSU. There is a meal and entertainment Friday night and break out sessions on Saturday. It is also the 100th year for Kansas Lions.

A short business meeting followed Reland's talk. Fifty-three gift bags of fruit and cookies had been delivered in December. The club also agreed to donate the additional needed money to the high school to p