Monday, May 1, 2017

Public Invited for Lions Band Jazz Concert and Fireworks Display - Friday, May 5

Lake Tiak O’ Khata will be the site of the Lions of Mississippi State Convention to be held May 5 &
6, 2017. A county fair theme, fireworks and music and an appearance by International Lions President Bob Corlew are some of the events on the agenda.  The State Convention was scheduled to return to Louisville in May of 2014 but the tragic tornado that struck the community on April 28 of that year interrupted those plans.

Now Lions from all across the State will be back in Louisville for the first time. More than 200 Lions from Mississippi is expected to attend this very special convention as it corresponds with the Centennial celebration for Lions International.

Of interest to the public is an open invitation to attend festivities on Friday evening, May 5, that include an outdoor performance by the Ms Lions All State Jazz Band on the grounds of Lake Tiak O’Khata followed by a fireworks display from across the Lake. The Ms. Lions Band has won multiple international awards. The music should start around 7:00 pm and the fireworks should begin at dark. The band and fireworks are made possible by corporate sponsorship and the efforts of the Louisville Tourism and Recreation Board.

Lions perform many functions across the world and locally, including raising funds for the Lions Sight Foundation which maintains the state cornea bank, supporting the Mid-South Lions in Memphis where individuals can get free eye surgery.  Locally, the Louisville Lions help people in need of eyeglasses and hearing aids, provide eye screenings for young children in local schools and daycares and supports youth to attend yearly statewide Leadership Conferences.

The following is a video of the Lions Jazz Band from a previous year: