WOODBURY – The Woodbury Lions Club held its annual volunteers picnic Tuesday to thank hundred of people who help the group put on town wide events and programs.
Catered by Uncle Willie’s BBQ, the event was attended by more than 150 Lions and volunteers.
Woodbury Lions Club President Cliff Ritter said that some of its events are very big. For example, there are more than 100 volunteers needed for the annual Haunted Hayride, and about 6,000 or 7,000 luminary candles are lit every year on Christmas Eve.
“People in Woodbury are very giving with their time,” Ritter said. “It’s been easy getting volunteers, it’s been a problem getting the information out there. It’s more timing than anything else.”
Every year, the Lions also hold an annual duck race, an annual car show, hang the U.S. Flags on the telephone poles on Main Street every spring and fall, and bring in machines for eye screenings.
The funds raised by the Lions are used to provide scholarships for Woodbury’s high school graduates. This year, the Lions are giving out more than $20,000 in scholarships.
Just Woodbury’s gallery of the event follows…