Grimes Lions Club hosts annual dinner and awards ceremony

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(Left to right) Brooke Metcalf, Kimberly Becker, Alex Winter, Steve Reneker, Vernon Adams, Doug Schappaugh, and Bill Kluiter. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO DCN

GRIMES — The Grimes Lions Club recently hosted their inaugural Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa. The event included a brief meeting and then recognition of several award winners.

Four recent graduates of Dallas Center-Grimes High School received $500 scholarships from the Club. On hand to receive their awards were Kimberly Becker, Brooke Metcalf and Alex Winter. Sydney Rants also received a scholarship. Bill Kluiter and Steve Reneker were each presented with the Melvin Jones Fellow award, earned for generosity and support of the Lions Club International Foundation. Vernon Adams & Doug Schappaugh each received the Iowa Lions Foundation Warren Coleman Honorary Award in recognition for their commitment to serving Lionism.

The Lions Club is most recognized for the work that they do in the effort to end preventable blindness, but they also support many other local community betterment initiatives. Additional event and organization details can be found at