The Amherst County Lions Club has recently decided that it was time to hand the reins of the Amherst Christmas Parade over to another group. As it is said, “all good things must come to an end”.

While it has been both an honor and a privilege to be in charge of the parade over many years; our membership has realized that, with our dwindling numbers and the advanced age of many of our members, it had become extremely difficult to continue everything we have been doing.

We no longer live in a world where people are eager to volunteer. Many of our members are over 70 years of age. If and when we are lucky enough to get a new member; they often fall into that age range as well. Unfortunately, our Lions club is not the only civic organization that is currently going through the difficult time.

Lion Ron White, President