This year, Lions Clubs International celebrates 100 years of serving as the largest service organization in the world. Right here in Ellicottville, your local Lions Club has been busy with many service-oriented projects.

For the recent holiday season, the Lions Club of Ellicottville/Franklinville put together 125 gift bags of essential items for the seniors in our area. These bags were delivered in partnership with the Meals on Wheels programs in our local communities.

The Ellicottville Lions also recently sponsored a Peace Poster Contest in the Ellicottville School district that was open to children ages of 11-13. We recently presented awards for the first place poster as well as the second place (runner-up) at the Ellicottville Public Library. Erica Wilbur was the first place winner and received a check from the Lions Club for $50 and Andrew Bolya submitted the second place drawing and was awarded $25.