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Riverside Lions earn global leadership award from District [UPDATED]

Published 9:35am Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated 11:40am Monday, September 30, 2013

The Riverside Lions of Fergus Falls were honored with the District 5M9 Global Leadership Award for their efforts of improving the lives of so many in the Fergus Falls community as well as throughout the area.

Riverside Lions are expecially known for their lions reading program. This has been a program where they work with the Elizabeth Lions and the Radio Talking Book network as well as the State Services for the Blind.

With the program they are able to read selected articles from the fergus falls journal and other area newspapers one hour a night, six nights a week, 52 weeks a year.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program. What an accomplishment.

In addition to the reading program, the club provided funds to the Fergus Falls library for material to be used by youth with visual impairments.

Riverside Lions are strong supporters of the Lakeland Hospice Foundation and work hard to provide improvements and landscaping at Woodland Lodge.

The Riverside Lions are not only known as leaders in their community, but throughout the district as well, supporting and promoting all Lions projects.

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