Local Lions support The Gathering Place

Local Lions Club support The Gathering Place

For many years, Ralph Dell was an active member of the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club. He helped raise funds, walked in parades and participated in meetings. But in 2010, Ralph, a retired pediatrician and public health advocate, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Today, thanks in part to support from his Lions Club, Ralph is now a regular client at The Gathering Place's new location in West Dover. And on Monday, June 4, the center hosted a special "Thank You" dinner for the Whitingham-Halifax Lions, to acknowledge the Club's financial support for the new facility. Executive Director Maggie Lewis gave tours of the center and explained the Gathering Place's mission to the Lions. She also presented outgoing Lions president Jen Betit with a certificate of appreciation.