Ad Spot

Walters recognized for 62 years of service to LaGrange Lions Club

The LaGrange Lions Club presented Bob Walters with a Life Membership Award on Tuesday.

This award is given to longstanding members who live out the Lions Club motto of “we serve.” 

Walters has been a member of the LaGrange Lions Club for 62 years and has dedicated his life to serving others, according to a press release from the LaGrange Lions Club.

Lions Club President Larkin Dorsey commented on Walters’ achievement and his exemplary work.

“Lion Bob is a shining example of what it means to be a Lions Club member,” Dorsey said.

“He gives to others with no thought of return and continuously looks for ways to serve the less fortunate. We are so blessed to have Lion Bob Walters in the LaGrange Lions Club and in our community. His desire to help others serve as an example to Lions, our community and around the world.”

Walters is involved in the community in many ways including Flag Bank Board member for 20 years, Faulkner University Board of Trustees for 37 years, Elder at Broad Street Church of Christ for 40 years and Founder of Living Hope for Honduras.

He also has a passion for mission work.

In the 1980s-1990s, he led several mission trips to Honduras, Portugal, Republic of Georgia and Ukraine. 

In 1999, his focus became to build a dormitory facility to house Honduran mission groups to better serve the Honduran communities.

In 2003, Walters and a partner purchased a 170-acre farm to raise fruits and vegetables for the mission workers. Later, in 2017, he donated the land to Living Hope for Honduras as a home for at-risk young Honduran girls while still serving as a working farm and dairy.   

He was co-owner of the Mill Store for 38 years and in 1965 invented the Hot Melt Seaming Carpet Tape that is widely used in the carpet industry today. 

News

TCSS approves emergency alert system

News

BOE approves THS roof replacement

News

Cost of lumber impacting local businesses, organizations

News

Special ceremony held for THS student who missed graduation due to injury

News

Troup County Health Department offering COVID vaccines to kids over 12

News

Nutwood Winery to host “Music in the Vineyard”

News

One killed in three-vehicle accident on Hamilton Road

News

Heavy rain from brewing tropical storm could hit over Father’s Day weekend

News

West Point pauses use of police practice range over zoning issue with Harris County

News

Troup County Commission approves updated pay study

News

Troup County Board of Commissioners approves grants for health court, DUI court, others

News

Second Taco Bell location opens on Lafayette Parkway

News

LaGrange kids to perform Willy Wonka play

News

TCSS considers purchasing emergency alert, vape detecting devices

News

Aspinwall Chiropractic Clinic accepting cryptocurrencies

News

West Point raises mayor, council pay

News

LPD arrests three after drug investigation on Barnard Avenue

News

Resource fair to be held in Hogansville

News

Jackson Services offering bonus to anyone who refers skilled technicians to company

News

Basketball tournament to raise money for Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia

News

Troup commission hears from new community leaders

News

LPD, TCSO make arrest in auto shop crime spree

News

LaGrange Fire Department douses fire on Hamilton Road over the weekend

News

Business feeds first responders