Lions Club serves annual free Thanksgiving dinner

Submitted photo Seated at the center table, from left, semicircular, are, Doris Lambert, Mary Selesky, Ed Selesky, Ginny Hertzog (partially hidden), Dawn Weidman, Russell Weidman, Paul Heisey, Paulette Heisey, Paul Shade, Joan Shade, Marilyn Hill and Merrill Hill. Lions can be seen serving their guests throughout the festively-decorated hall.

A crowded Grange Hall in Shartlesville welcomed more than 110 diners as the Shartlesville Lions Club held its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior residents of Upper Bern Township. Lions cooked and served the meal as guests, whether first-timers such as Mary and Ed Selesky, or returning folks like Marilyn and Merrill Hill, enjoyed themselves. Arlene Brown, who has attended the annual event more than five times summed it up be saying, I like the people. Theyre friends of mine. And, she added, The food.

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