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Shepard’s Leo Club is going places

Shepard High School Leo Club member SierrDocks holds new friend. Leo Club volunteered recently South Suburban Humane Society Chicago Heights.

Shepard High School Leo Club member Sierra Docks holds a new friend. Leo Club volunteered recently at the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights. | Supplied photo

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Updated: June 17, 2014 10:05AM



Those students who join Leo Club at Shepard High School know they are going to stay busy, according to a press release from the school in Palos Heights.

The club is affiliated with Lions Clubs International, and meets weekly on Wednesdays with teachers Jennifer Klein and Erin Quinlan, the release said. Club members share ideas on new service projects and review the upcoming calendar, it said.

The ambition and spirit of club members were especially evident over the past few weeks.

The Leo Club has a relationship with Providence Nursing Home in Palos Heights, having visited there regularly the past several years, according to the release. This time, the students and residents decorated bird houses.

On a recent Monday, the club went to St. Anne Church in Hazel Crest and served dinner to the homeless and hungry, the school said. It was the second time they had done so this year, according to the release, and they also cleaned up afterward.

“The kids loved it and the people there really appreciated their help,” Klein said in the release. “We are hoping to go monthly starting in the fall.”

That same week, Leo Club visited the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights to walk dogs and play with cats, the release said.

“It was another good outing for the group,” Klein said.

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