Wallowa Lions Club combined its annual barbecue Sept. 25 with the dedication of the Wallowa Lions Park. Though the Lions had leased the park property for many years, it just purchased the park last year.
To mark the occasion the Wallowa Lions installed a new flagpole and a granite boulder with a bronze plaque to dedicate the park in memory of Lions Roger Decker and Hubert Crow, as well as other Lions who worked for many years to build the park.
Wallowa Lions president Leisa Prince conducted the dedication, with other Lions members contributing to the ceremony.
John Duckworth and Bob Lewis gave a history of the Wallowa Lions Park, which was followed by a eulogy delivered by Ed Jensen to honor the contributions of Decker and Crow. Prince added her thanks to all other members who worked on park construction over the years.
Honorary memberships were awarded by Ace Bryant to the club's charter members, Bill Fisher, Bob Evans, Bob Lewis, Bob Christman and John Duckworth, who joined the Lions in 1973 and are still members.