A Tree For Arnie

Last Tuesday, several members of the Indianapolis Warren Township Lions Club planted a tree at Howe Community High School.

The tree, a pink dogwood, was planted to honor the memory of Lion Arnold Nelson Jr., a former member of the club, who passed away unexpectedly a little over a year ago.

Lion Arnie was a sociable, kind, and jovial fellow who never knew a stranger. Lion Arnie worked very hard to prepare for our annual golf tournaments and was always looking for ways to better our club membership, as he would say “thinking outside the box.”

Arnie who had worked for Indianapolis Public Schools for 35 years, had, among other assignments, been a teacher and a guidance counselor at Howe High School.

So, when our International Lion President challenged clubs around the world to plant a million trees, it just seemed natural for our club to plant a tree for Arnie in a place that was dear to him.

The Lions Club is a service organization dedicated to service to communities, country and the world. The Warren Township Lions Club supports Warren Township Christmas efforts for disadvantaged children, and helps needy families by donating to food pantries at Thanksgiving. We have donated to the Cumberland Police Department, the Buck Creek Fire Department, the Gabriel project; we also respond, when possible, to various requests for help from members of the community. Call 403-7389 or 435-9601 to get involved in the Warren Lions Club.