BALLINGER – The Ballinger Noon Lions Club made a special presentation of "Texas Lions: Celebrating 100 Years," to the Carnegie Library of Ballinger on Thursday, June 21.

BALLINGER – The Ballinger Noon Lions Club made a special presentation of "Texas Lions: Celebrating 100 Years," to the Carnegie Library of Ballinger on Thursday, June 21.

"Thank you so much," said Librarian Carolyn Kraatz.

The book was compiled on the heals of the 100th Anniversary of Lions Club by Past International President Ebb Grindstaff who along with Ballinger Noon Lions president Kellye Potter made the presentation.

"We are happy to make this presentation to the library," Grindstaff said.

The book chronicles the accomplishments of the 16 districts in the state of Texas from 1967 to now.

This second book was made possible through the collaborations of Texas Lions across the state and give history and updates on some of the Lions’ Clubs most significant achievements.

The book, which took Grindstaff 18 months to compile, contains and in-depth study of all districts, foundations and the Texas Lions Camp which has provided 70,000 children to-date with camping experiences like no other at no expense to their families. It also contains interludes from all of the international officers.

In addition to the historical information, there are several pages of photos of Grindstaff with VIP’s like President George H.W. Bush, a letter from President Ronald Reagan regarding a Lions Club War on Drugs campaign in 1982.