The Belton Lions Club proudly announces the date of the third annual Stampede on the Chisholm Trail benefit bike ride. The ride will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
- Mail-In registration will close on Friday, April 5th.
- Online registration through active.com/cycling will close on Friday, April 12th.
- Ride day registration opens at 6:30 AM on Saturday, April 20th.
In order to strengthen our relationship with the soldiers and families of Fort Hood, we are planning on entering into an adopt-a-unit partnership with Ft. Hood in conjunction with the Military Affairs Committee from the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Belton and the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce have been working on the Belton Patriot Way project for the last year. The city has been in the process of reconstructing Central Avenue. In conjunction with that project, the Chamber of Commerce has been selling sidewalk bricks to honor those who have served in our nation’s military. Both groups are working toward a final project to construct a memorial plaza at the intersection of Central Avenue and IH35. Our club has been asked to consider supporting this great project. The Board of Directors voted to move forward with raising $2,000 to support this project, which still needs TxDOT approval.
The City of Belton is planning repairs to the Lions Pavilion located in Heritage Park, as much of the exterior wood needs to be replaced. The city plans to replace the wood with longer-lasting metal. In addition, the Lion’s sign on the building needs to be repainted.
Our club has an opportunity to participate in the repairs of the pavilion. The city estimates the labor would cost $1,700 to repair. We have been asked to considering supporting this worthy project.
Brandon Jarratt, a past recipient of the Halley Cox Scholarship, sent the club this very kind note. Click here to read Brandon’s note.
Lion Joe Wiener (above left) provided the entertainment. . um. . . program this week. Bell County Commissioner Richard Cortese (center - you sure can tell he’s a politician by that smile) discussed with the club the county budget, recent flooding, and his numerous agricultural trips to Europe and Canada. He said that the country of origin controversy for beef and pork that started in Europe has some of our Canadian bovine bretheren hopping mad. For the sake of illustration, included is a picture of Bell County Judge Jon Burrows(above right).