March and April

Still waiting for Spring-like weather to appear, but the snow is just about all gone.

Bingo has been happening Tuesday evenings.  We have begun to schedule vision screening in area schools, and we have purchased books for the elementary students in Moultonborough, Sandwich, and Tuftonboro and are waiting to hear back on dates to deliver them.
We continue to collect no-longer-needed eyeglasses as well as used and prescription pill bottles (with no names on them).  And our scholarship applications for high school seniors are in the guidance offices at Moultonborough Academy, InterLakes High School, and Kingswood Regional High School. The deadline for these applications is “received by April 23.”

SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, April 9, 2022, we hold our first Penny Sale fundraiser (all monies collected to go back into helping people in need).  We have been collecting some wonderful donations as well as gift certificates from local businesses.  Ticket sales will begin at 3pm and the first drawings will start at 5pm.  There will also be a silent auction for gift certificates and some of the more expensive baskets and items.  Food will be available for sale.  We hope to see many people there to enjoy some fun and bring home some great find

April showers/downpours did not deter the Penny Sale. While we did not get as many people as predicted, we believe a good time was had by all and many people went home with quite a few items each. Wish we had counted the items, but our guess is well over 200, not including the silent auction items and the gift certificate bags.

A special thanks go out to the Lions and non-Lions who helped set up for the Penny Sale. And especially large thanks go out to the individuals and businesses who donated items, baskets, and gift cards. We appreciate the support for us and for the services to the community we preform. We were able to raise a bit more than $3,000.

Roadside cleanup

Spring is the time to clean up after winter and on April 10 — before the rains came Lions Mark and Sarah gathered 28 bags of roadside trash along Route 25 in Moultonborough. Next in line are our roads in Center Harbor and Sandwich.

Vision Screening

Two Lions braved some stormy winter condition in April to drive to Kenneth A. Brett school to do vision screening for the elementary students. 136 students were screened and 6 were referred to a vision specialists.