City Lions wrap up a busy fall

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club members have been busy this fall doing service projects such as food for Thanksgiving, building accessible ramps, purchasing eyeglasses, testing school children’s eyes, and donating funds for numerous local organizations.
The Vergennes Rotary Club joined with the Lions to collect food for Thanksgiving, which was distributed through the Vergennes Community Food Shelf. Lion President Debbie Brace said more than 70 turkeys, all the fixings and $500 were collected from customers at the local Shaw’s Supermarket.
To accomplish the many things the club does, several fundraisers take place. In early December, a lucky Vergennes resident, who had lost her home to a fire a few years ago, had her number drawn for the Cash for Christmas 50/50 drawing earning her over $3,000. After the holidays, another 50/50 ticket sale will take place with all proceeds used to fund college scholarships for deserving, community service minded, graduating high school seniors in June.
The Lions Club placed numerous Toys for Kids barrels around the city where folks dropped off toys that were distributed through the Food Shelf just prior to Christmas. Last year, nearly 300 toys were collected.
The Lions Club members wish to thank the community for the support and encouragement they receive on a regular basis. Thank you for 63 years of helping us as we strive to meet our motto of “We Serve.”
The club is also looking for community minded individuals, interested in helping with meeting the needs of our communities of Vergennes area and Bristol, to join as members of the Vergennes Lions Club. Anyone interested can call 759-2448 or 324-1758.

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