Lions Planting future shade for Concordia

The Ysleta Lions ClubThe Ysleta Lions Club, Five Points Lions Club and Martin Funeral Home have teamed up to plant 250 trees in Concordia Cemetery. They kicked off the project at the cemetery March 15.

One of many goals set by the president of Lions Clubs International, Wing-Kun Tam, is to plant a million trees throughout the world this year.

The local Lions Clubs decided to undertake a project that would also help beautify El Paso, and in particular, the historic jewel of Concordia Cemetery, where many famous and infamous residents of El Paso are buried.

The clubs and the funeral home will plant 250 desert willow trees in the cemetery’s southern side, where they will be visible to people driving by on Interstate 10.

The clubs and Martin Funeral Home gave special thanks to Patricia Kiddney, president of the Concordia Heritage Association, and Charlie Black, the community projects director for Ysleta Lions Club.