ADA - The Ada Lions Club met on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:15 p.m., at the N-Men Association Building. The club shared a delicious meal and then had a business meeting.

Lion Fred Reichert presented the ODOT contract for litter pickup of St. Rt. 309. The commitment is for one year and Reichert will submit the necessary paperwork.

Lion Mike Stavenger will chair the Scholarship Award Committee with Lion Bob Simmons and Lion Paul Cramer volunteering to serve on this Committee. It was reported that last year the Ada Lions gave six scholarships in the amount of $6,000. Lion Bernie Mackey motioned and Lion Dwight Martin seconded to give out six scholarship awards again this year.

Since the Ada Lions Club started giving out its scholarship award in 2000, they have given $41,500. The scholarship award is funded by their annual mulch sale and other fund raisers throughout the year.

Lions Dwight Martin, Jerry Dearth, Paul Fletcher, and Joe Allen attended the Zone Meeting at the Kenton Elks. Jill Simmons said that Lions Paul Nutter and James Lee from ONU Lions Club will attend the next meeting to train members on preschool vision screenings. The handouts for this training and for the preschools are copied thanks to Lion Chad Hays' office copy machine.There are a few materials required at the screenings such as stickers for the kids, markers, a stapler, wipes, etc.

Hays asked members to distribute posters in Ada, Lafayette, Bluffton, Dunkirk, Alger and Kenton advertising the spring mulch sale. He will also place a sign in his company yard and around town advertising the sale. The order has been placed for a load of black and a load of brown mulch.

The 13th annual Ada Lions Club Mulch Sale will start on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. Please call 419-634-5626 to place a delivery order. Delivery will be available on Saturdays only. If you do not require delivery, customers are welcome to pick up their own mulch from the Lions on Saturdays as well.

Hays reported on the community sign project at the north and south entrances to the Village. He said a local lawyer is working on the lease contract, but the signs are ready to be ordered. Lion Dwight Martin motioned and Bob Simmons seconded to order two 18' signs. The secretary will proceed with this order.

The Ada Lions Club meets every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:15 p.m. The Lions meet in the N-Men Building on E. Center St., behind Liberty National Bank. Anyone is welcome to come check out the club. If interested, please contact a member. Thank you for all of the community support!