The Forsyth County Lions Club recently honored several local residents for their community service at the group’s annual holiday banquet.
The event, which was held Dec. 5, honored Forsyth County residents Kevin Peterson, Steve Williams and Dave Brightman as Lions Clubs International Foundation Melvin Jones Fellows for the men’s “outstanding contributions to the Lions Club’s community service efforts,” a news release said.
“Our Club is proud of these gentlemen for receiving this prestigious recognition for being outstanding community servants,” said Lions Club President Nancy Hutcheon.
In addition to giving the awards, members brought non-perishable food donations to the event, which will go to local food pantries.
They also brought in used prescription eyeglasses to be donated to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for overseas missions.
Since 1961, the Forsyth County Lions Club has provided sight, hearing and family services to low-income, uninsured local residents.
The club’s meetings are held every first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral on Market Place Boulevard in Cumming.
For more information, visit forsythcountylions.org.