On Feb. 19, the Golden Valley Lions Club presented a $600 check to School of Engineering and Arts PTA members.
The Golden Valley Lions Club, which was re-chartered in 2007, has roughly 10 members who worked to raise money for SEA last fall. In November, Golden Valley’s Davanni's was the venue for a fundraiser that packed the restaurant.
“There were so many people there that we filled the space and there were lines going out the doors,” Darlene Broker, Golden Valley Lions Club Membership Chair, said.
The Golden Valley Lions chose to give back to SEA after Mayor Shep Harris identified a need for funds for the school’s playground.
“We were looking for a need,” Broker said, “and we went with it.”
The Lions Club works to raise and donate money to various groups throughout the community. According to Broker, area Lions Clubs raised roughly $129,000 from club activities last year.
"Our motto is to serve the community," Broker said during the meeting. "This event was one of the best turnouts ever seen by Davanni's. Thank you for making this donation possible."
Are you interested in giving back to Golden Valley? You can join the Lions Club by contacting Darlene Broker at 952-847-1104. You can also stop by any Lions Club meeting at Golden Valley's Davanni’s on the third Thursday of each month.