Larry Mages was named a Melvin Jones Fellow and was recognized at the annual awards program of the Lafayette Area Lions Tuesday, July 14. Although scheduled to be held outdoors, the event was moved to the Lafayette Charter School gym due to unsettled weather and the threat of mosquitoes. Past District Governor Joan Blank and Lafayette Lions president Mark LeGare presented the Melvin Jones plaque and pin—the Lions highest honor—to Mages, a 30-year member of the club. The award is presented to someone that shares humanitarian traits and achievements in what they do and have done. Lafayette Lion Joe Maidl shared highlights of Larry’s life.
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