Sid Vander Veen, retired soil scientist for the USDA, was the Houston Lions Club turkey gun raffle winner. Members of the Houston Lions Club, before their Friday weekly meeting, presented the gun to him.
Vander Veen won a Mossberg Model 835 ATS Turkey Special 12-Gauge Shotgun. The proceeds from the raffle will stay in the community and go to the various charitable causes championed by the local Houston Lions Club.
Lions Club is an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks, assisting local elderly, distributing glasses to those in need to providing supplies for the victims of natural disasters.
Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions Clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. To become a member contact a local Lions Club member or attend a Lions Club meeting on Fridays at noon at the Lions Club on North U.S. 63 in Houston.