Lions Club honors West Jordan police officersDec 10, 2020 10:12AM ● By Erin Dixon
West Jordan court security guard, with Lion’s Club members Bill and Karen Barton. (photo/Bill Barton)
By Erin Dixon | [email protected]
The Holladay and Salt Lake Valley Lions Club sent a big “thank-you” snack package to West Jordan police officers in late October.
Holladay/Salt Lake Valley Lions Club President Bill Barton said, “With help from Frito Lay and several of the community businesses [we] presented the officers with many drinks and snacks.”
Included with the package was a note saying, “[We] would like to express our most sincere thanks to each of the West Jordan police officers for their hard work, commitment and dedication in protecting our community and its citizens. We realize that being a police officer is one of the most challenging jobs in the community, especially at this time. We truly appreciate all you do.”
This same Lions Club chapter also donated similar thank-you packages to other police departments around the Salt Lake Valley.
The Lions Club is an international organization with a motto of “We serve.” Its typical service projects are centered on “sight-preservation projects like eyeglasses for the needy and corneal transplants,” Barton said. “The recent COVID-19 pandemic has put limits on Lions activities.”
Another socially distanced project this chapter put together was for local schools to supplement their learning about the United States Constitution.
“One recent project was the Constitution Day project in which we supplied nearly 20,000 Constitution booklets to area schools for fifth grade students in their American History studies on Constitution Day, which is Sept. 17,” Barton said.