Well the snow finally appeared, and even though it is just the 7th of December as I write this, we Lions have been busy:
We (Mark, Joe, Pat K, both Peters, Sally and Marion plus one member from the Women’s Club — Barbara Koehler) decorated the Club for Christmas on Friday the second of December so that all can enjoy the lights and wreaths and tree for an entire month. Forgot to take a photo,but hopefully all of you will see it and the Christmas Dinner meeting on Monday, December 12 (remember to bring in a book — for children 6 months to 18 years — to be donated to CHAD at the January Mid-Winter Convention).
Then there was the Holiday Fair at the Moultonborough Central School. It was our last day for the raffle. Thanks to the sales skills of Bob and Betty Purdy, Joe and Pat Keegan, Dawn Law, Joanne Lau, Don Trudeau, and Peter Strople we took in $1,312 in sales that day!
I so want to title this photo: “Please let me draw MY ticket; I’m really concentrating and not looking.”
The winning ticket was drawn at 1 pm by Christine and was a gentleman from Topsfield, Massachusetts who has a summer home on the Neck Road near Kona . Thanks to all who purchased tickets we will be able to continue giving several good scholarships to college-bound students.
President Mark and Secretary Sally did vision screening at the Fair for the second year in a row. We screened 65 children with 7 referrals to see an eye doctor.
Friday, December 9, we celebrated the first (hopefully, annual) Cookies and Caroling at the Moultonborough Lions Club from 1-3 pm. Peter Allen,second vice-president of the Lions and on the Board of Directors of the Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers, proposed a joint venture between the two service organizations. Peter is a retired music teacher and has been hosting cookies and caroling in various forms over the years. Peter also provided the music sheets for everyone, played the piano, and asked Christmas trivia questions. The Community Caregivers provided items for raffle and the Lions baked the cookies — which filled four tables!!!!! Approximately 50 “neighbors” were in attendance with about 20 members of both the Lions and Caregivers. A Great time was had by all. Check out the slide show below.
And thanks go out to four Lions members — Mike and Kate Lancor and Eileen and Bob Zewski — who spent four hours in front of the Plymouth Walmart ringing the Salvation Army bells.