As we celebrate the independence of our country this Fourth of July, it’s important to think about the many blessings Archbold can celebrate.
Two of the most important blessings are the Archbold Lions and Rotary service clubs.
Lions Club members recently constructed a shelterhouse in the fabulous new Woodland Park on the south side of town.
Rotary provided a similar structure last year.
With materials purchased by the Archbold Park Board, club members donated many, many hours of work to the village, improving the park for everyone.
The two shelterhouses are just a very small part of what the clubs give the town.
The Lions and Rotary clubs contribute to local and overseas projects.
For example, Archbold Lions Club has collected hundreds of pairs of old eyeglasses (this sentence was corrected from the original printed version). The old glasses are shipped around the world to enhance the sight of those in developing counties who could never afford glasses on their own.
That’s in addition to other projects Lions do locally.
Archbold Rotary raised thousands and thousands of dollars to purchase simple, effective water filters for people in the island nation of Haiti. Haiti was devastated by a January 2010 earthquake, which made safe, drinkable water hard to come by.
We certainly should be thankful for all the things the clubs do for our village.