Woodville Lion Vern Anderson was memorialized at the District E2 meeting in Eau Claire, WI on Saturday, March 18. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Woodville Lion Vern Anderson was memorialized at the District E2 meeting in Eau Claire, WI on Saturday, March 18. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville Lions have been busy the last two months. They have held two monthly meetings and sent a representative to the District meeting in Eau Claire last Saturday, March 18. It was at that meeting that Woodville Lion Vern Anderson was memorialized during the annual Necrology Service where 20, 27E2 Lions who passed away in the last year were recognized and remembered.

The Woodville Lions entertained Wisconsin Lions District 27E2 Governor Tom Rutledge from Altona who spoke briefly at their February meeting. That meeting was held at the American Legion on Monday, February 13, 2017.

It was at that meeting that the 2016-17 Syttende Mai Royalty of Queen Jessica Moor and 2nd Princess, Megan Suckow gave a report about the court’s (including 1st Princess Karissa Danielson who was unable to attend the meeting) many experiences as the goodwill ambassadors for the Village of Woodville that included 30 parades, numerous community functions and the St. Paul Winter Carnival.

At the meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 there was a full agenda that included plans for Woodville’s 66th Annual Syttende Mai Celebration. Mark your calendars now for May 18 thru 20 for lots of family fun, great food, Stipes Carnival rides and games, a competitive softball tournament, fantastic musical entertainment, a Grande Parade and more!

The 2017 collectable Syttende Mai buttons and raffle tickets are now on sale from the five Syttende Mai Court Contestants, Lion members and area businesses. The collectable buttons and raffle tickets are only $2.00 each or a book of six tickets are $10 or 12 for $20. The First prize is a cool cash prize of $500.00, 2nd Prize is $250.00 and Third Prize is $100.00.

Your support of the Woodville Lions goes to fund local and Lion service projects such as the Greenfield Elementary School Vision Screening coming up again on April 5.

All right Woodville, tell your neighbors and friends that Woodville’s 66th Annual Syttende Mai Celebration is May 18 thru 20 and get your 2017 collectable Syttende Mai buttons and raffle tickets now!