Wadena Lions invite you to their 100 year celebration picnic

Funds raised at the event will help the club pay for playground equipment at a Wadena park.

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On the 75th anniversary since the Wadena Lions Club was formed the group of Lions members gathered next to the Pine Cove for a photo. The group included businessmen from all areas of work in the community. A strong number of those in attendance that day are still a part of the club today. See how many you can identify.
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WADENA —The Wadena Lions Club is excited to celebrate their 100 year anniversary and are inviting the community and area clubs out to celebrate.
In January 1922 they became the second club of the now established 5M9 District.
"For the past 100 years our club members have been working hard to live the motto 'We Serve,'" according to 100-year anniversary co-chairs Ryan Damlo and Wayne Wolden. "Whether helping new charter clubs become established, supporting the many amazing programs across our district and state, or focusing on the needs our community, the Wadena Lions Club has continued to serve."

The club wants to celebrate their anniversary with all neighboring clubs and welcomes them to join them.
"Since our focus has always been on the community we serve, we feel like a good old-fashioned picnic is the best way to continue giving back to our community," the committee shared.

If you go

When: Friday, June 17, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Tapley Park, 617 Lincoln Ave SW, Wadena,
What: Community Hog Roast with French fries and coleslaw (free will offering)
Who: Neighboring Lions Clubs and Community Members
Why: Celebrating 100 years as a Lions Club and raising funds for new playground equipment at Tapley Park (goal $2500)

"We hope your club will send a delegation to join us at this great event," the committee said. "The Wadena Lions are just the second club in the area to reach the 100-year milestone and we are excited to show off what our club means to the community."

After the delicious pork meal, there will be a brief program featuring several long-time members and District Governor Jamie Huttunen, along with several award presentations.


“$100 for 100”

The Wadena Lions are asking that clubs consider donating $100 to help cover costs of the event and to help them reach their goal of $2,500 for new playground equipment.

Please RSVP if your club plans to attend: or 218-371-6701.

Donations not hand delivered can be mailed to: Wadena Lions, Box 285, Wadena MN 56482

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