To celebrate its centenary, a Lions centennial park and memorial wall will be officially opened within the old Mount Gambier Hospital grounds on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 4:30pm.
The City of Mount Gambier and the Lions District 201C2 Zone 11 comprised of Port MacDonnell and District, Lions Club of Mount Gambier, Lions Club of Gambier City, Lioness Club of Mount Gambier, Lions Club of Kalangadoo and District and the Lions Club of Penola worked together to construct the community meeting place.
Lions club members provided more than 500 hours of labour and in kind support, with 10 people at a time working on site to complete the project. The park now boasts a shelter, paved area, a barbecue and seating area and also includes a feature wall and signage.
Chairperson of Lions Centennial Park Committee Peter Pignotti played a major part in organising the works.
“We’re really pleased that we’ve now got a park in the name of Lions, it’s in a fairly prominent position and hopefully the community will get some good use from it,” Mr Pignotti said.