The Frewsburg Lions Club met in the Frewsburg Central School community room. Speaker for the evening was Dr. Gary Olson, a retired teacher and author. He described how he happened to take a lead role in the restoration of St. Mary's Irish Catholic Cemetery, located off the Guernsey Hollow Road in the town of South Valley. Olson said after the potato famine in Ireland, about 20 Irish families came to the United States and settled in the southwestern part of Cattaraugus County. They found work in the lumber industry in that area. A small church was established and the cemetery was located nearby. T
he church is no longer there and the cemetery has fallen into disrepair. There are 75 known graves. Olson has been a leader of a group working to restore the cemetery. He was introduced by Don Dove, program chair.
Gary Wells, Frewsburg Lions president, presided at the business meeting. Lions member John Gatgen reported on the Krispy Cremes fundraiser. Lions member Sandy Harvey told about the LEO activities, including the upcoming Senior Prom for the residents of the Frewsburg Rest Home on Nov. 11. DeForest Warn announced that 142 pairs of eyeglasses and four hearing aids were sent for recycling. Warn also distributed kits for the Adopt-a-Highway cleanup. Randy Sherrick reported on a promotional project called "Lions Pride," which is being planned for the Frewsburg Community.
Pictured, from left, are: Lions member Don Dove, Dr. Gary Olson and Frewsburg Lions President Gary Wells.
The annual Chicken and Biscuit Dinner will be held on Nov. 17 in the Firemen's Building. Marty Hunt, chair announced that final work assignments will be made at the next club meeting on Nov. 12. Due to the holiday, the meeting will be at Zion Lutheran Church.