by Lisa Tome
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International, local clubs have been charged with the task of doing something outstanding. The Rising Sun Lions will fulfill this challenge by allowing you to take a seat.
A project is currently underway in front of Rising Sun town hall which will place a six foot bench featuring the Lions logo.
Bud McFadden, longtime Lions member, said the bench will fulfill the legacy challenge and will also provide people with a place to rest. The local Lions Club was founded in 1932, 15 years after the international clubs.
The bench is being placed there in partnership with the town. Town public works crews worked last week creating a sidewalk pad for the bench. The bench will be secured in concrete in a 23 foot by six foot pad.
Public Works Supervisor Ron Thomas said the goal is to wrap up the bench installation before the Carol Sing in early December.
"The idea of the Lions Club is that we're here to help the community," said McFadden. "The Town was good to give us a place to display it (the bench). The Town is acting in a community spirit." He also said there will be a formal dedication of the bench at some point.
The bench isn't the only town project underway in that area. As part of the improving the town hall area, the town clock is also getting a facelift. The clock is getting new components and will feature the town logo when it's placed back along Main Street.
While this work was underway, a broken junction box was located. That box was also repaired by a local contractor. An official from Top Notch Electrical Services said that the junction box powered town street light poles.