Union City Lions hear about Bicentennial Plaza


Errol Klem and Lion Owen Griffith are pictured at the Union City Lions’ meeting on Oct. 9.

Errol Klem and Lion Owen Griffith are pictured at the Union City Lions’ meeting on Oct. 9.


Courtesy photo

UNION CITY, Ind. – The Union City Lions held their first meeting for October on Oct. 9 at the Community Room in Union City, Indiana.

Twenty-three members and three guests enjoyed a meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, and chocolate pudding.

The program for the evening was presented by Errol Klem from Winchester, Indiana. Klem spoke about the new Bicentennial Plaza on the south side of the Courthouse in Winchester.

The idea of a gathering place was first brought forward in the summer of 2016. After much discussion and many meetings with community and county leaders, the idea finally started to become a reality.

Many individuals were instrumental in coming up with the plan, the design and the funding of this project. Klem, Scottie Harvey, Union City Lion Owen Griffith, Courthouse architect Bob Taylor, Dustin Nealeigh of Nealeigh Design in Greenville, Dane Starbuck, Chris Talley and Mike Wickersham all were very helpful with this project.

Groundbreaking for the plaza was in April, and it was dedicated on Sept. 23. The Plaza contains many historical plaques fill with Randolph County history, a map of the county and busts of the two Indiana Governors from Randolph County, Issac P. Gray from Union City and James P Goodrich from Winchester.

Errol Klem and Lion Owen Griffith are pictured at the Union City Lions’ meeting on Oct. 9.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/10/web1_Lions-WEB.jpgErrol Klem and Lion Owen Griffith are pictured at the Union City Lions’ meeting on Oct. 9. Courtesy photo