Top of the Morning, Aug. 22, 2018

Top of the Morning, Aug. 22, 2018

While many of their fraternity brothers headed to campus watering hole Red Lion on Monday nights last fall, UI seniors DYLAN REETZ and AUSTIN PLETSCH took a different approach.

They attended Lions Club meetings in Mahomet.

"I guess you could call us rare breeds," said Reetz, 22. "Some of the guys in the house kind of made fun of us, but we loved it."

Recent college grads, Reetz and Pletsch have entered the real world. But both look back fondly on their decision to join the Mahomet Lions Club as Nabor House seniors, where they brought the average age down and energy level up.

This weekend, Reetz and Pletsch will return — from Cissna Park and Decatur, respectively — to pitch in at the club's popular fundraiser. They'll work the beer tent at the Mahomet Music Festival, just like they did a year ago.

Reetz, a 2014 grad of Cissna Park High, said they joined the service club "because it was a good way to meet people." They're returning, he said, because, well, they long for the fellowship.

"I really do miss it," he said. "There are a lot of good people in that community. I enjoyed getting advice from people older than me. Maybe some day I'll move back there."

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