The Ballinger Noon Lions Club recently received more accolades for the Ballinger Lions Plaza, the first Legacy Project in Texas commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the Lions Clubs.

The Ballinger Noon Lions Club recently received more accolades for the Ballinger Lions Plaza, the first Legacy Project in Texas commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the Lions Clubs.

The Legacy Project started in 2016 and the Ballinger Noon Lions Club officially dedicated the plaza in May of 2016.

On Saturday May 26, Lion Glen Shepard, accepted a medal and award for the Ballinger Noon Lions Centennial Project during the State Convention held in Corpus Christi. Shepard passed the award, which was given to him, on to the club on Thursday, during the weekly meeting.

The Ballinger Noon Lions Club gifted the land to the City of Ballinger. The club made improvements to the Lions Club Plaza including putting seating inside the open air structure most recently building a pergola. The space sports a plaque that commemorates the anniversary of Lions Clubs as Oct. 9, 1917.

“This is a great project and we are very proud of this,” said Ebb Grindstaff, Past International President of the Lions Club.

The Ballinger Noon Lions contributed $5,000 to the project.

Grindstaff originally owned the lot on Hutchins Avenue next to his law office. He would go on to deed the property to the Lions Club. The Legacy Project, which began in 2016, called for the club to transform the space into a useable outdoor meeting place. The Lions Club Plaza backs up to the Pioneer Plaza. And now, that it has been transformed with seating and the pergola, visitors are enjoying using the space.