Crump honoured by Lions

Broadford Lions members Bill Burge and Barry Crump outside the newly dedicated Lions Park toilet block.

By Jackson Russell

Broadford Lions Club has honoured long-time member Barry Crump by dedicating to him one of the buildings at Broadford’s Lions Park.

Mr Crump was a vital part of building the toilet block at Lions Park in 2000 after he and his wife Robyn found a block while driving through country Victoria and New South Wales.

“It looked like a good project for Broadford. They all went through the meeting and agreed and it all kicked on from there and we ended up building it. I don’t think there’s another one like this around,” Mr Crump said.

Mr Crump has been a member of Broadford Lions since 1985 after being invited by Barry Taylor, and it wasn’t long before he and Ms Crump were ‘flat out’ with Lions, including time as president and secretary.

“I found it terrific to be able to get in amongst what felt like a family, being a Lion. I’ve had 35 years of it now and I’d still like to have some more,” he said.

Mr Crump said it was fantastic the club’s only remaining founding member Bill Burge and Bill Doherty asked the club to his name on the toilet block.

“I wasn’t sure what they were going to put on it because there were so many people involved in it. My sons worked with me on it and other people and trades around town,” he said.

“When they put ‘Barry Crump Project’ on it, that covered the whole lot of us so that was very good.”

Mr Crump said he wanted to thank all Lions members, his wife and sons, for their participation and input over the years.