Cameron University celebrates Earth Day with tree donation from Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club

Cameron University celebrated Earth Day with a tree planting made possible by the Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club, a branch of the Lawton Northeast Lions Club. This marks the ninth consecutive year the group has donated a tree to the university. Allen Granger, president of the Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club, and members of the club were on hand to celebrate the planting of an Eastern Redbud on the north side of Cameron’s Aggie Gym.

"The Lawton Northeast On-Line Lions Club is once again proud to donate an Eastern Redbud tree to Cameron University in honor of Earth Day 2017," says Granger, club founder and past president. "This has been a tradition for our club since its inception in 2009. Joe Wotring, the chairman for this project, does a wonderful job every year. It is our hope that the trees which surround Aggie Gym will bring joy to generations of students, faculty and staff at Cameron University. The trees are a reflection of our desire to make Earth Day more than just a holiday. Together with Cameron University, we strive to demonstrate to our community what can be accomplished by teamwork to improve our amazing, yet fragile planet."   

“The Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club has created a wonderful tradition by observing Earth Day with a tree planting on the Cameron campus,” says Albert Johnson, Jr., Vice President for University Advancement. “The redbud trees surrounding Aggie Gym brighten up the building each spring with their colorful blooms. We are truly grateful that Allen Granger, Joe Wotring and the other club members continue to support Cameron University.”

The members of the Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club established their tradition of giving trees to Cameron in 2009 with two Red Oaks. Beginning in 2010, they have contributed Eastern Redbuds, which bring brilliant color to the Cameron campus each spring.

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April 19, 2017