Lion's Club Tournament Starts Despite Weather

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The 77th Annual Lions Club started on Monday and will continue through Saturday at the Warsaw Community Building. Hopefully the weather will hold off for the week long event. Two games were played with two others being canceled due to freezing rain.
The vision that Pete Lumpe, Lloyd Parsons and Gordan Howard Drake had over 77 years ago for the tournament and the community is still alive and well.
Director Corbin Cain and a host of other dedicated men and women  have donated their time and talents to the tournament this year.
As always, the proceeds for the event goes to many worthy charitable causes including: the Benton County Cancer Fund, Missouri Eye Research, the Warm House, the Benton County Food Pantry, Relay for Life, the Boy Scouts and a host of others.  
The tournament which once was one of the best semi-pro tournaments in the state is now in the hands of grade school teams from all over the area. Times changed and travel expenses took their toll on the adult teams but the fifth and sixth grade kids have matters well in hand.
As far as actual games goes, the girls play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the boys take over on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The BCE will have pictures and game results in next week's edition.