Local Lions receive awards

Lion Ran Foster was one of only 13 to be inducted in the 2018 SC Lions Club Hall of Fame class.

COLUMBIA – At the S. C. Lions State Convention in Columbia, Blythewood and Winnsboro Lions were honored with International and State Awards.

Blythewood Lions Sam & Susan Titus and Lion Kimberlee Keener received Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, the 4th highest award given by Lions Club International. The awards were presented by Past International President Sid L. Scruggs of North Carolina.

Also, one of the newest Blythewood Lions, Lion Jennifer Gooden received a Certificate of Appreciation from District Governor Rhett Hair, a Blythewood Lion, for her support and service with Lions in the local club and district during Lion Rhett’s governor’s year.

Winnsboro Lion Randall Foster was inducted into the South Carolina Lions Hall of Fame for his 61 years of service in the Winnsboro Lions Club.  Foster, who chaired the Pancake Supper fundraiser for almost 50 years, was named SC Lion of the Year in 2012 and one of only 13 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Lion Robert E. Patrick, Jr. was named a Franklin Mason Fellow for his 41 years of service to the Winnsboro Lions Club. A few ways Patrick has served as a Lion are inducting new members, installing officers, hosting the club’s annual family picnic and serving with the Lions Club in vision screenings.

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