Gregorio Gutiérrez/ Jim Sánchez, Conexión San Ángelo 

SAN ANGELO – Saturday’s unveiling of the East Angelo Lions Club, “We Serve Ewe” sheep statue and the San Angelo Fire Fighters’ new, Fire Safety Trailer, also on hand, coincided with the Clubs’ 100th international and local 60th anniversary celebrations. The “We Serve Ewe” sheep ceremony took place in front of the San Angelo Lions Charities, located 27 W. Concho Ave.

 

On hand for the ceremony, was Lions Club District Governor, Armando Subia Sr., and his wife, from Midland, Texas.

Bobby Farquhar, Club vice president, was asked how the sheep’s name was given. The idea came from the Club’s motto “we serve.” “We noticed a lot of sheep around town had ewe in the name, so after everyone in the club submitted a name, that’s how we came up with it.” 

Farquhar concluded the interview, saying that the president of Lions Club International, challenged all the Lions Clubs (local and international) to come up with a Legacy Project to commemorate the 100th Anniversary celebration; thus, East Angelo LC came up with a two-fold that idea that would benefit the organization, and the community.

For that second project idea, the San Angelo Fire Departments’ Trailer was in need of educational equipment.  So the Club took them on and donated approximately $10,000 toward the purchase of televisions, educational materials, VCRS, etc. Now the SAFD can give fire safety demonstrations to school children. 

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