Adel Lions Club participated in the annual "Community Outing" of service clubs in Adel. Others included the Rotary Club, Kiwanis, and American Legion. Rotary hosted a luncheon at Patrick's. Kiwanis normally hosts the golf outing, but unfortunately that was rained out this year. Lions hosted dinner including an excellent speaker, Jennie Baranczyk, Drake's women's basketball coach.
Lion McAvoy introduced Kyle Doyle , Iowa Distilling Company. Kyle spoke about his fully-operating distillery producing whiskey, rum and vodka products. At Iowa
Distilling Company, we’re all about celebrating our heritage. Because that’s what we’ve always known. We know corn and we know Iowa’s soil – we’ve been working with it for years. We also know the farmers who grow our grain and the people at the local farmers’ co-op who process it. Kyle spoke to his aging process for their whiskey products.
Lion Bill Shields with High School Seniors Spencer Evoy (right) and Dakota Jones (left) delegates to this summers Girls State program at Drake University. Each spoke about their experiences while attending Girls State this past summer. The young ladies thanked the our club for helping sponsor them.
At the November 1st meeting Harold Smith received a 20 Year Lion Membership pin from President Rich Hughes. ThenRich Hughes presented Brett Glenn with a Lions Club 100 Year Silver Centennial Pin for bringing in new members during the centennial year.
On June 14th, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. President Wilson proclaimed June 14th to be Flag Day in 1916.
While not an official federal holiday, folks in Adel will be treated to the sight of flags around town today thanks to the work of our Lions Club members, Boy Scouts and their families, and the support of community members.