Ask any small town community member "Just what does Lind have that would appeal to a visitor"? It may take a few minutes for a logical and meaningful response.
But, he/she will usually say, "Well, it takes a group of men and community volunteers who hold the heart of Lind in their hands". Not only are they visible in the community, they also take pride in quietly helping individuals or groups. The objectives of the Lind Lions Club are simple: Support all of the youth organizations in the community, and then give a helping hand to any other organization needing it! Simple as that! With 50 members strong, the Lind Lions Club continues to donate their time, and effort to the Lind Community. Plans for the 32nd Combine Demolition Derby™ are currently underway, a weekend continuing to add to the warmth and appealing nature of the club and community. It's apparent, too, when the arena stands are filled "to the brim" with 4-5,000 (or more) visitors who travel from all parts of the United States to attend the 3-day celebration. Ask a visitor to describe the derby and you'll hear, (among other things) that the derby is "Unusual, Weird, Entertaining, Unique, Unbelievable and Awesome!
Just what did our Lind Lions Club really do for the Lind community in 2018? They continued making sure the arena and bleachers were adequate, clean, comfortable for visitors and seeing to it that their facility met all the OCHA rules for safety no matter how hard they try, the Lions can't prevent the flying debris during the events, but they have installed netting throughout to prevent some of the larger rocks, etc. hitting the cook shack and ending up in a famous cook shack hamburger…!
The Lind Lions Club supports and sponsors many individuals and families quietly and behind the scenes. They donate meals to needy families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with food baskets including turkeys, potatoes, vegetables, all the trimmings, and homemade pie. They have purchased many winter coats, gloves and hats for Lind kids and occasionally sports gear. They provide swimming passes so that all Lind's children can take advantage of the Lind swimming pool in the summer. They purchase glasses for Lind's children, donate to the Lind EMTs, Lind Fire District, and they have purchased medical equipment to the school as needed. A few years ago, they earned a competition award for the most new members. This 50 member club results in success.
Hats off to the only service organization in the town. Thanks for always going "above and beyond the call of duty!"