By Penny Watkins

Lions Clubs International has set aside the week of August 30-September 5, 2015 as International Children’s Dignity Week. The Lake Lure Lions Club is inviting members of the community to join them during the Week of August 30-September 5th for a special service project benefitting youth in the community. Children’s Dignity Week brings Lions around the world together to share in service activities that promote the dignity of the most vulnerable members of society: children.

Lake Lure Lions will be celebrating this special week by making their fourth collection of gently used suitcases, duffle bags and backpacks; gently used fleece blankets and stuffed animals; and personal products such as shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and hair brushes. Through their Children’s Dignity Project, local Lions gather all of these items and bring them to the Rutherford County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program. Lake Lure friends and neighbors are invited to join in this special collection. The ongoing collection is highlighting a new addition to their project, the collection of new and gently used children’s books for youngsters ages three-eighteen. This will be done jointly through the Mountains Branch Library, which will be a collection site for books. If anyone would like more information on how they can help with this project, contact Lion Penny Watkins at 625-2902.