Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Members of Florida Lions Clubs Visit Sandusky

In July of 1937, members of the Lions Club from several Florida cities passed through Sandusky on their way to the annual convention of the Lions Club International, held July 20-23 in Chicago. On the trip to Chicago, the Florida Lions’ motorcade passed through Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. The return trip took them through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

While in Sandusky, the Floridians drove in a caravan downtown along Washington Street.

The annual Lions Club convention in 1925 was held at Cedar Point. The Sandusky Register described Helen Keller’s speech to the Lions Club members in a front-page article in the July 1, 1925 edition. Miss Keller spoke at the convention to solicit aid for the American Foundation for the Blind.

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