November and December, the ending months of 2023

Roadside Beautification: We managed to get in a roadside clean up along Route 25 in Center Harbor before the first snow came down. Six of us collected over 10 bags of trash ready to be picked up. It is a good feeling to remove all the litter thrown out by unconcerned motorist and leave the sides of the road looking clean again.

Raffle Tickets and Winner We mailed about 1,200 letters to people near and far explaining what we do as a service organization and containing five raffle tickets to purchase. The returns during the month of November were positive as was the number of tickets sold at the Moultonborough Central School on December 2 at the Holiday Fair. The winner of the $5,000 was drawn at 1:00 pm and the winner is a local resident, Linda Luck of Moultonborough! That should make for a Merry Christmas.

Vision Screening: Ninety students were screened for eye problems at Campton Elementary School on November 15.

Christmas Donations: We have delivered our annual Christmas checks to the four towns our Club services — Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Sandwich, and Tuftonboro. Each town uses the money in the most needed areas of the town. In Moultonborough the money goes to the Santa Fund, headed by Youth Librarian, Sharon Gulla. The Santa Fund is a community initiative (completely funded by donations from individuals and businesses in the Moultonborough community) that provides clothing, food vouchers, and toys to families in need in Moultonborough during the holiday season.

Below is a photo of President Mark giving the check to the Moultonborough Library Director, Brittany Durgin

We also delivered just over 330 personalized Christmas cards to the residents of Golden View, Forest View, and Mountain View and some of them were hand-made by one of our member’s daughter!

Vision Screening: On December 12 41 students at Wentworth Elementary School were screened. Four were referred to see an eye doctor.

Our Christmas dinner meeting will be Monday, December 18 with a meal, laughter, games and a Yankee swap.

From all of us at the Moultonborough Lions Club we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a healthy 2024!