Lions cut the ribbon for dog park
Members of the Toccoa Lions Club and of the Toccoa Stephens County Humane Shelter board, staff, and shelter volunteers all enjoyed a picnic lunch and a dedication ceremony at Pride Paws Park on Sunday, June 24.
Tim McLaughlin, president of the Toccoa Lions Club, spoke about the purpose of the park which is to aid the staff and volunteers working at the animal shelter.
“This park is the result of Lions Club International challenging every Lions club in the world to do a 100-year centennial service project which would have lasting impact in our community,” McLaughlin said.
“One of our Lion members saw a need to have a safe place to exercise and socialize the shelter animals,” McLaughlin said.
“ He brought the idea before other Lions who agreed and as a club we adopted the park construction as our centennial service project,” he said.
Jeff Roberts, director of the humane shelter operations, thanked the Lions Club in general and others throughout the community who have helped with the park project.
“This park will be a...