Cora Hornstadt, Leader Dogs for the Blind puppy raiser, was inducted into the Backus Lions Club at a recent membership meeting. Cora has been involved in Leader Dogs since 1993 and recently retired from her Paynesville, Minn., teaching job. She moved to the Backus area and will continue her puppy raising this spring. Hemee, the 18th puppy she has raised, leaves for his official training in Michigan soon.
The Backus Lions hold fundraisers throughout the year and donate money to many local causes including scholarships, food shelves, Relay for Life, service dog organizations, fire department and First Responders.