The Johnson County Lions Club wishes to thank The Tomahawk for its coverage of the recent Turtle Derby. This is the only fund raising event for the Lions Club each year so we rely upon the help of the local media outlets to help with its promotion.
This well attended event was the fifteenth year for the running of the turtles, and the kids of Johnson County had a wonderful time cheering them to the finish line.
The Lions Club is appreciative of the 93 businesses and individuals who sponsored turtles or provided door prizes to make this event such a success. Special recognition goes to Joe Herman, Herman Trucking, for contributing the two bicycles given as door prizes.
Proceeds will help provide vision care to qualifying Johnson County citizens.
If you are in need of this kind of assistance contact a member of the Lions Club for more information. The local chapter also supports the International Lions Club with other projects such as disaster relief. In addition the local group is responsible for the flag display in downtown Mountain City on most federal holidays.