Ribbon Cutting:  Lakeport Lions Legacy Playground at Westside Community Park

The Lakeport Host Lions Club, which recently disbanded after 85 years of service, is hosting a ribbon cutting for a new Lakeport Lions Legacy playground at Westside Community Park on June 11, 2022.

“It has been a lengthy process and a rewarding experience for all of Lake County to enjoy. We want to invite you to an exciting event to celebrate!” said Kandee Stolesen, past president of the Lakeport Host Lions Club and event chair.

This event is made possible through a collaboration between the Lakeport Host Lions Club and the Westside Community Park Committee.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will begin with a celebration at 10 a.m. to dedicate a new sign in honor of Charlie Jolin. His vision is what inspired everyone who was involved in developing the park, Stolesen said.

“The park continues to grow from Charlie Jolin’s early vision to the recent addition of the Lakeport Lions Legacy Playground. The Westside Community Park Committee thanks the Lions Club and the many other donors who have made that vision a reality,” Dennis Rollins from the Westside Community Park Committee said.

At 10:30 a.m. the Lakeport Host Lions Club and the Westside Community Park Committee members will have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly installed Lakeport Lions Legacy Playground.

This will be followed by a fun event for Lake County children. This will include food, fun, games and great prizes for the children. Food is being provided by the Kelseyville Girl Scout Troop, led by Terra Seifert and games will be provided by the Scotts Valley 4-H Swine group members, led by Amanda Frazell.

The Lions Club contributed $120,000 to this project. This includes a custom lion drinking fountain that will be dedicated to the memory of Ed Collins, and a lions bench which will be dedicated in honor of the club’s oldest surviving member, Carl Braito.