FORT THOMAS — Lions from all over the world converged on Fort Thomas on Saturday for a rededication to service.
The Safford Lions Club hosted the annual rededication at the Melvin Jones Memorial, and had five new members inducted into the club by Past Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston.
Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International in 1917, was born in Fort Thomas in 1879. The memorial, a 50-foot spire and adjoining museum, was designed and erected in 1965 under the direction of Safford Lions Club members Roger David and Bill Lewis.
Lions Clubs International focuses of five causes: diabetes prevention, vision, hunger, the environment and fighting childhood cancer.
The Safford Lions Club addresses the goals in a number of ways, including accepting donations of unwanted eye glasses, distribution of produce through Health Department gleanings and the monthly Produce on Wheels Without Waste, vision screening of area elementary school students, and fund-raising by grilling hot dogs and hamburgers at various community events.