Saturday, June 15, 2013

Anne Fisher honored - P. G. Lions Club

Anne Fisher is a stalwart member of the Pleasant Grove Lions club.  She is a past recipient or our Humanitarian Award.  The following link is an article about Anne Fisher and her aunt Jeniel Fugal and the honor they received.

The article is also printed below.

June 09, 2013 12:15 am  •  Laura Giles - Correspondent

Pleasant Grove's annual Strawberry Days celebration will have two grand marshals this year, chosen for their helpfulness and support to the community. Anne Fisher and Jeniel Fugal will serve in the honored positions at this year's festivities.

"These are people who serve the community," said Strawberry Days committee chairperson Betty Memmott. The marshals will attend all of the events during the week, ride in the parade and make a grand entry each night of the rodeo, she said.

Fisher has served her community through the Lions Club service organization, which primarily focuses on sight and sight preservation.

"She has been a faithful member of the Lions Club for many years," said Memmott.

"I am surprised and shocked. I'm honored, but I didn't expect it," said Fisher about the honor. The Lions Club has been a family affair for Fisher. "My dad was a member for a long time, then my husband joined and then me. So we've had a long association," she said.

The Lions Club primarily focuses on sight and sight preservation. "We have furnished eyeglasses to people who cannot afford them," said Fisher. The organization also collects used eyeglasses to clean and send to other countries. Additionally, the club provides financial help to students through scholarships.

Fisher is happy to be serving as grand marshal alongside Fugal, who is her aunt. "I am very close to her," she said.

"Jeniel built beautiful floats for Strawberry Days for many years," said Memmott. In the past, individual LDS wards would build floats for the parade. Fugal participated every year by helping to design the floats, drawing up the plans and helping to decorate the floats.

"We did that for a lot of years," said Fugal. "That was when Pleasant Grove was much smaller."

Fugal fondly remembers many Strawberry Days celebrations, as well as picking a lot of strawberries. "Even now, I like to go down and help stem the strawberries for Strawberry Days," she said.

While Fugal said she would rather be working on a float than riding in the parade, she is happy for the honor. "It will be nice. I feel honored that they selected me."

Berried Treasure is the theme for this year's celebration. The week of events kicks off with a concert in the park on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. There are activities every day through June 23, when the week wraps up with another concert in the park.

Huck Finn Day, one of the most attended events each year, will be held on June 21 at Battle Creek Park, 850 E. 200 South, from 9 a.m. to noon. "Hundreds of people go," said Memmott. In addition to the many booths, games and fishing, there will be a train at the park this year.

The PRCA Rodeo will run from June 19-22. The Mammoth Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on June 22. For more information and a full schedule of events, go to