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Lephon Small named 2014-15 Club Lion of the Year

on Wednesday, 05 August 2015. Posted in News, Local News

Lephon Small has been awarded Club Lion of the Year by Florence Evenings Lions Clubs in recognition of his ongoing commitment to provide needed humanitarian service to citizens of the local community. This is a repeat of the award he received in Lions year 2011-2012. Lephon is a member of the Florence Evening Lions Club. He has been a Lion for 49 years, and has participated in various club projects including collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids, kits for the homeless, knapsacks for children who must find immediate alternative housing, to name a few. 

Lephon is the Sight Conservation chairman and approves eye exams and eyeglasses if the requestor meets established criteria for assistance. He has held this position for a number of years and has improved quality of life for countless recipients. “It is very rewarding to help fulfill community needs, and it is a great honor to be presented with this award for a second time,” said Small. The Florence Evening Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Lizard’s Thicket. 

Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Florence Evening Lions Club, please contact Matthew Jones at 803 494-3125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.

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