Zion honors Tom Kleckley
Zion Lutheran Church will hold its Inaugural Tom Kleckley Dinner for Scouting May 11.
The event honor Mr. Kleckley for the tremendous impact he has had on Zion’s scouting program.
He is a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran and resident of the Corley Mill Road area of Lexington.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America and one of the oldest churches in SC. It’s history predates the American Revolutionary War.
Zion has a long and proud history of supporting scouting and presently has 125 boys and girls in various units.
Over his many years as a scout leader, Mr. Kleckley has helped hundreds of boys learn about scouting and developing the moral compass that is inherent in the Boy Scouts.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest scouting and youth organizations in the United States, with about 2.4 million youth participants and 1 million adult volunteers.
In addition to scouting, he is known for his long-time service to the Lutheran Men in Action, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Pineview Ruritans.
The Tom Kleckley dinner will become an annual event to raise funds to assist the scouts at Zion.
It will be a steak and grits meal and will be held in their 22,000 square foot Family Life Center. The proceeds and donations will go to upkeep and expansion of their scout lodge.
The event is open to the public and all are invited and welcome. The doors will open at 6:30 pm for the meal. The program will begin at 7:30 pm. For details and tickets, call the church at 356-2297 or visit www.zionlexsc.com/kleckley .