Lions Club donations benefit 13 groups

The Princeton Lions Club donated nearly $7,000 to 13 local community organizations during a gathering at the Prouty Building Thursday morning. The donations were raised through fundraisers held throughout the year. The Princeton Lions Club selected non-profits that serve a variety of ages — from youth to senior citizens. This year the recipients were the Second Story Teen Center, Princeton Public Library, Freedom House, Princeton Community Band, Bureau County 4-H, Rumble for the Kids, Leader Dog for the Blind, Boy Scouts, Gateway Services, Flags of Freedom, Bureau County Senior Center, Camp Lions and Bureau County Food Pantry. While the organizations are free to do what they need with the donations, they are encouraged to use the money on hearing and vision improvements for the individuals they serve, which goes with the mission of the Lions Club. Pictured is John Cutich of Flags of Freedom; Trisha Schafer of Freedom House; Tom Root of Flags of Freedom; Terry Johnson of Flags of Freedom; Brad Oeder of Flags of Freedom; Dana VanAutreve of Second Story Teen Center; Dan Gillespie of Princeton Lions Club; Jason Allen, president of Princeton Lions Club; Danielle Saletzki of Bureau County 4-H; Jim Argo of Princeton Lions Club; Vanessa Hoffeditz of Bureau County Food Pantry; Julie Wayland of Princeton Public Library; Tracy Wright of Gateway Services Inc.; and Denise Ihrig of Bureau County Senior Center.