North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

Seniors

August 24, 2009

Civitan’s ‘General’ wins major recognition

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When asked what being a member of the club was all about, he was quick to answer, “We help people.” He said one of the club’s slogans is “Builders of good citizenship.”

The club has helped a number of north Jefferson County charities, in addition to helping fund the International Research Center at the UAB Hospital. The center helps find cures for developmental diseases.

The club has also given at least $15,000 to Gardendale’s Miracle League field at Luman Harris Park. Lee presented Mayor Othell Phillips with a check for $6,500 at a recent city council meeting. It was the second large donation from the club, which raised funds through a series of fund-raisers.

Miracle League organizer Jeff Dennis said the Gardendale Civitan Club was one of the first organizations he approached about supporting the project. He said the club’s contributions were instrumental in seeing the project come to fruition.

“They really grabbed onto the project from the beginning stages and have been a major contributor,” Dennis said. “Mr. Lee has talked to me about it a number of times; he’s so proud of it.”

Lee said the club would continue to raise money for the Miracle League and other groups through Boston butt sales, candy box displays and through the sale of Claxton fruit cakes.

“It’s just a good feeling to know we’ve done things that have helped others,” he said. “It makes you feel good because you know you’ve repayed some of your old debts.”

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