Lions dedicate Jack Porter memorial funds to art programsPublished 11:07am Friday, June 8, 2012
The Columbus Lions Club has recently supported an art program at the Polk County Schools After School Academy, thanks to a memorial fund established by the friends and family of former Lion Jack Porter. Porter was a Lion for more than 55 years and had been a member of the Columbus Club since 1986. He was also a talented artist, painting mostly in oils, and when he was not busy with community service work this is how he spent much of his time. For this reason the Lions chose to dedicate his fund to art programs for local children.
d fourth-grade children. When Lions observed the class, they noted that the children were not only developing their art skills, but were also learning to listen attentively, follow directions and work independently.
Members of the Columbus Lions Club said they feel Jack would be proud that his service to our community continues.
- article submitted by Helen Trevathan