Two Daleville businessmen honored for 50 years in Lions Club

By Jan Murray

Two Daleville businessmen honored for 50 years in Lions Club
More than a dozen gathered Oct. 19 at the Daleville Cultural and Convention Center to honor two local businessmen for more than a half-century of community service through the local Lions Club. Joining Daleville Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth were local Lions Club President Tom Walker and former International President and Daleville Lion Frank Moore, each who presented various honors to Leo Suiter and Carl Berry.Certificates of Appreciation from Lions International were read by and presented by Moore who said, “There are several people in your lifetime that you go back and that you remember. They made an impression. It may have been a kind word. It may have been joining with you in a service activity, like in the Lions, but you never forget them. Carl Berry and Leo Suiter are two of those individuals for me.”The certificates said the awards were given to Suiter and Berry “in recognition of distinguished achievements in fulfilling the mission of Lions Clubs International.” Moore also presented  “Century of Service” lapel pins to Suiter and Berry in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lions International.Walker presented the two gentlemen with 50-year service pins.Wigglesworth read a mayoral proclamation honoring the two and then gave each a key to the city after sharing some of the history of the local Lions Club and its service to the city over 50 years.“This proclamation is offered with the highest esteem and praise, along with best wishes for all future endeavors,” the mayor said.
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