Marquette Lions Club serves the community

A customer making a donation at Econo Foods to Marquette Lions Gretchen and her leaderdog, Floyd Preston, Cecilia Johnson and Sam Carey. The Lions Club motto, “We Serve” was put into action again this year by the Marquette Club. At their 2016-2017 fiscal year end, the Marquette Lions had donated $14,110 to area projects benefitting over 3,000 local residents. The club pancake breakfast earned over $2,700 for the Warming Center and Room at the Inn programs. Another $575 in goods were donated to the homeless shelter and feeding program. Leader Dogs for the Blind was the beneficiary of $2,800 from the club-sponsored kickball tournament. More than $1,600 was awarded to students in the form of scholarships and every third grader in Marquette and Marquette Township schools received his/her own dictionary, courtesy of the Marquette Lions.