Recently, business owner and former Lions Club President Leigh Ann Akard was honored with the Lions Club Presidential Award for her dedication to service through the Lions Club locally and her support of programs internationally.
Akard, who was born and rasied in Zionsville, joined the Lions Club in 2005 and has served as Lions Club President twice. She created the VIP Fall Festival and VIP Christmas events for children and adults with special needs which now 300 to 400 people attend. Last year she spearheaded the creation of the Alpha Leos Club, a branch of the Lions Club for young adults.
“This honor from our international president is well deserved. Leigh Ann is always giving to our club and community in so many ways throughout the year,” current Lions Club President Tim Reinhart said. “Her vision and planning to create the VIP Carnivals, the Leos Club and many other programs will be enjoyed by us all for many years to come.”