New school club helps with police Easter egg hunt hunt

New school club helps with police Easter egg hunt hunt
March 24
00:00 2016
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Downtown School Leo Club Officers are shown. They are (L-R): Ellie Potts, treasurer; Zoe Brockenbrough, president; Madison Buschek, vice president; and Annie Potts, secretary.


It took only two weeks for the new Downtown School Leo Club to demonstrate its commitment to service.

Several of the members came out on a cold and rainy Saturday (March 19) to join the Winston-Salem Twin City Host Lions Club in assisting the Winston-Salem Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit’s sixth annual beeping Easter egg hunt for the blind and visually impaired.

The Leo Club is a youth program of the Lions Club International that gives young people the opportunity to serve their communities and make a positive impact.

On Wednesday, March 2, members of the Twin City Host Lions Club, North Carolina’s oldest Lion’s Club, delivered the official charter to the school principal, Janet Atkinson, and the Leo Club adviser Katie Hepler;  and installed its inaugural officers:   Zoe Brockenbrough, president;  Madison Buschek, vice president; Annie Christina Potts, secretary; and her twin, Ellie Jane Potts, treasurer.

Service projects like the beeping egg hunt are not new for students at the Downtown School.  Their student leadership club recently finished a school project to collect jeans for teenagers who are homeless. The students collected 147 pairs of jeans, which were delivered to a homeless shelter in Winston-Salem.

Brockenbrough, Leo Club president, is hoping that with the Leo Club, more students will be able to participate in other service projects. In two weeks, she has already been proven right.

Founded in March 1922, the Twin City Host Lions Club celebrated its 90th anniversary March 2012.   Lions International has a worldwide membership of 1.35 million in 206 countries. Under the maxim “We Serve,” Lions clubs primarily cater to the needs of the blind and visually impaired population through the provision of necessary aids and services and by combating diseases such as diabetes that are significant causes of blindness.

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