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Members of the Walla Walla Valley Lioness Club will be at Super 1 Grocery, 10 S. Ninth Ave., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 2 to accept non-perishable food items for the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank.

“We want to ensure that no one in the Walla Walla area goes hungry this year,” said Lioness Veva Hepler.

The votes are in and Janice Anhorn, supervisor for SOS Health Services of Walla Walla, in College Place, is 2012 Volunteer of the Year for College Place, said Dave Walk, president of the College Place Lions Club.

She joins a league of Nichols Public Service Award recipients that included Neil Hinton, Linda Foerderer, Barbara Guitierrez, Ward Soper, Kerrin Griggs and Edward Pereyda, Dave said.

Forty-six people attended the presentation ceremony at the College Place Lions Clubhouse.

“The warmest applause of the evening was for David Nichols, the Lion and City of College Place worker for whom the award is named,” Dave said.

A Lion since he was 18, David’s service to the community has spanned 40 years.

College Place Lions and private donors awarded a total of $1,150 to the service organizations for which Nichols recipients volunteer. Those organizations include SOS Health Services, SonBridge, Boy Scouts Troop 312 and the College Place Public Schools.

College Place Lions use the money they make on the rental of their building primarily to provide eyeglasses for the needy and for other charitable causes, Dave said.

“This is the Lions International’s Year of the Volunteer and the College Place Lions’ 50th anniversary. We celebrate both these occasions by honoring the people in this town whose volunteer work makes College Place a great place to live,” Dave said.

For more information about the College Place Lions Club, email collegeplacelions@gmail.com.

Club meetings are 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays in their clubhouse at Lions Park, 801 S.E. Larch Ave.

An international network, the 1.3 million male and female Lions members in 205 countries and geographic areas work to answer needs that challenge communities around the world.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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