Backyard Mission Trip happens Saturday

Findlay and Hancock County will be alive with activity Saturday during the second annual Backyard Mission Trip.
The one-day local service blitz is expected to see at least 220 projects being completed by an estimated 1,300 to 1,400 volunteers, said Becky Greeno, director of the Neighborhood Enhancement and Abatement Team who is also one of the organizers.
Sponsored by the Findlay Ministerial Association, the event is described as a ministry of the congregations in the community. Municipal Court Judge Robert Fry is again serving as chairman.
Everyone involved will come together for breakfast and final instructions at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at The Cube. Teams will then disperse to work on projects that include cleaning up properties and doing yard work to painting and making repairs. Teams will return to The Cube Saturday evening for dinner and fellowship.
Last year, 166 projects were completed by about 1,150 volunteers.

McComb Lions
Pat Ritter was named Lion of the Year when the McComb Lions Club celebrated its 65th Charter Night Tuesday.
The Lions Leadership Award went to Terri Maki, who has served as club secretary for several years.
Four new members were also inducted.
Member Marv Crawford will serve as district governor after attending the international convention in Toronto, Canada this summer.
The club was founded in April 1949 and has been active in the McComb community since that time.

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