Boy Scouts, Lions Club are perfect pair

Published 11:19 am Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Some things just seem to fall in place and fit together perfectly, almost like a puzzle.

That is the case with the partnership between the Coal Grove Lions Club and a local Boy Scout group.

The Lions recently donated their time and manpower to spruce up the one-room schoolhouse at Deering that has been the meeting place for Boy Scout Troop 103 for more than 60 years.

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It seems very fitting because the Scouts and the Lions Club have worked together very closely for many years, with the Scouts providing vital assistance at the annual pancake breakfast and with the Lions having helped repair this building many years ago.

Of course, a variety of other community businesses and organizations including the Dawson-Bryant School District, which owns the building, have played a role as well.

This project is a perfect example of how civic groups, businesses and governmental entities can partner for a greater good.

Egos weren’t a factor and no one was seeking credit. The whole goal was to spruce up a local landmark and provide a lift to a group that does so much for the community.