April 10, 2016 - The Center Noon Lions Club, Shelbyville Lions Club, Center Rotary Club, and the San Augustine Lions Club all joined forces in a fund raising event which benefited the Shelby County Outreach Ministries (SCOM), Senior Nutrition Center (Shelby and San Augustine), Meals on Wheels, food boxes and clothing for needy.
Sammy Arnold, coordinator of the fundraiser and Center Noon Lions Club member, presented Sherry Harding with an $8,000 donation from the fundraiser during the Center Noon Lions Club meeting on April 7th. Harding expressed appreciation saying, "I just want to say I really appreciate you guys; it takes us all."
The winners were drawn during the Rotary Club of Center's Fun for Funds Benefit Auction which was held on March 29th. The grand prize was a Grasshopper Lawn Mower provided by Backwoods Buggies of Center, Texas and was won by Luke Motley III of Center.
Other prize sponsors were: Toledo Automotive, McAdams Propane, Covington Lumber, Shelby Savings Bank, Boles Feed, Farmers State Bank, Ace Hardware, Texas State Bank, Center Tire, Citizen's Bank, Hometown Marine, Sabine State Bank, and Steel Building Supply.
Additional prizes and winners:
Tires donated by Center Tire - Roscoe McSwain
Fish Cooker donated by McAdams Propane - Anna Shirley
Gas Grill donated by Ace Hardware - Rusty Hall
Floor jack donated by Toledo Automotive - Sammy Arnold
Hitachi Drill donated by Covington Lumber - Deloris Lout
Cooler full of Extras donated by Shelby Savings Bank - Bobbie Nutt
DeWalt Drill donated by Steel Building Supply - O'Neal Jackson