Crittenden County native Jonathan Burdon recently joined the Crittenden County Lions' Club organization which is responsible for planning community activities as well volunteering to help individuals who cannot afford eye glasses. At the age of 22, B
Online PR News – 04-May-2011 – – Crittenden County native Jonathan Burdon recently joined the Crittenden County Lions' Club organization which is responsible for planning community activities as well volunteering to help individuals who cannot afford eye glasses. At the age of 22, Burdon becomes the youngest member of the Crittenden County Lions' club organization.
When asked about his decision to join the Lions' Burdon responded, “I really was just looking for a way to become more involved in the community, I want to help give back to the community that has given so much to me.” Burdon continued on to say that he has enjoyed getting to know the other Lions and called them one of the most distinguished groups of individuals that he has ever had the opportunity to be around.
Burdon, who is the son of Timothy and Joyce Burdon of Marion, Kentucky graduated from Crittenden County High School in 2006 and then graduated from Murray State University with a bachelors degree in Organizational Communication in 2010.
“I wanted to come back to Crittenden County when I graduated, I love this town and everyone here. And now to be accepted into this prestigious volunteer organization at such a young age is very exciting.” Burdon said.
The Crittenden County fair, which takes place every summer at the fair grounds is perhaps the biggest event that the Lion's Club organizes. The one week event features a variety of competitions but features the Miss-Crittenden County competition, tractor and truck pulls, and of course the demolition derby. The 2010 fair organizer is Perry Newcomb, another member of the Lion's club who is currently a candidate for the Crittenden County Judge Executive position.
It is great to see such young individuals getting involved in our community, we hope Jonathan will be an encouragement to others in the community to participate in service organizations such as the Lions' Club.