The Freedom District Lions Club held its 70th anniversary banquet Nov. 8 at the Best Western Catering & Conference Center in Westminster. The local service club was chartered in 1947. In addition to members of the FDLC, members of 14 other Lions clubs, dignitaries from Lions Clubs International, state and local government were among the 93 people present to recognize the club for their volunteer service. Past International Director of Lions Clubs International, Joseph Gaffigan was the keynote speaker. Congratulatory remarks were made by Sykesville Mayor Ian Shaw, Past International Director Richard Liebno, Delegates Susan Krebs and Haven Shoemaker. Krebs and Shoemaker presented FDLC President Ron Audlin an official citation from the Maryland General Assembly signed by the entire Carroll County delegation/Legislative District 5. Audlin thanked committee co-chairs Lion Viki Peltier and Lions Cabinet Secretary Barbara Brimigion, and committee members Mary Hartmann and Ann Kramb, for organizing the event.