The birthday celebration, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at DeLuna Ranch in Brentwood. The gala kicks-off with cocktails at 5 p.m. and will continue throughout the evening with live entertainment by Misbehavin’, a western barbecue and raffle prizes that feature an excursion on the Napa Valley Wine Train.
There will also be a walk-through pictorial of the Brentwood club from 1929 to the present, along with presentations by guest speaker and former International Director Dana Biggs and keynote speaker, former Lions International President Bill Biggs.
“We’re going to be celebrating 80 years of service to the community,” said Lions President Rich Adams. “It’s going to be a big event.”
The Brentwood Lions, the oldest service club in Brentwood, began its eight decades of service in 1929 by sponsoring holiday events for local children and supplying food baskets to the needy. In 1933, the Lions Club donated uniforms to the Liberty High School band and football team, and rumor has it that the Liberty High School mascot was named after the Lions Club.
Over the years, the Lions have provided hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses to local children, as well as supported countless community projects. “We’ve been serving the youth in our community since the early 1930s, and we’ve continued that tradition,” said Adams. “Just recently we provided an audio sound system to Garin Elementary. We’re proud to be celebrating 80 years, and proud to be a part of Brentwood.”
Tickets are $25, and available by calling Lion Maggie DeLuna at 925-516-2506. The De Luna Ranch is located at 7540 Balfour Road.
The Lions currently meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perkos Café, 1135 Second St. If you would like to know more about the Lions, call 925-513-7280 or log on to www.brentwoodlionsclub.com.