The Martins Ferry Lions Club is off to a roaring start and the Purple City is the beneficiary. The club came into existence just a few months ago but is already flourishing -- both in membership and production. The fledgling group has more than 40 members and the total will only escalate. The Lions have targeted the beautification of the city park as a major focus of their existence. The organization has some 80 projects in the works. This Saturday the Lions are embarking on an expansive beautification project. It is refreshing to see a group of individuals pitch in on a common goal, that being the betterment of their community, with no personal gain.