By Sue Tiffin
Brian Moore was excited all day Saturday, knowing that the Minden and District Lions Club was hosting the service club’s first in-person event in 19 months that evening. An Octoberfest-themed dinner event saw 52 people served, either in two seatings at the Lions Hall in Minden, or by take-out.
“We were so excited,” said Moore, who is club secretary. “It was so nice to see our friends and the patrons. There were some new faces, but a lot of the people who had supported our spaghetti dinners had come out. For us it was very exciting, it was a good first start.”
About 10 members of the Lions Club participated in making the event – the first since Feb. 2020 – happen, following strict public health measures that included a requirement that everyone entering the building must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
That night, Moore said he could barely sleep, with his mind “reeling with ideas” for future events, with more themed dinner evenings and holiday celebrations planned for upcoming months.
“It was really nice to get back at it,” said Moore.