Vergennes Lions wrap up successful 2023

2023 was a very successful year for the Vergennes Lions Club. It started out, under the leadership of President Debbie Brace, with a scholarship fund drive and a car raffle with both exceeding their goals.

Roaring generosity

Look who the Vergennes Lions are supporting with donations.

30 area youths become members of new Vergennes Leo Club

At the end of February, through the sponsorship of the Vergennes Lions Club, the Vergennes Leo Club became a reality.

Letter to the editor: Vergennes Lions thankful for area support

At the beginning of December, there were very few toys coming into the Red Barrels around the community for the Lions annual Toys for Kids giveaway.

Vergennes Lions draw raffle winners

The Vergennes Lions Club’s 2022 “Cash for Christmas 50/50 Raffle” was drawn on Dec. 7, and the winner of over $2,600 is Dan Bachand of Vergennes.

Vergennes holiday toy drive in need of donations now

Vergennes Lions toy collection drive has pickups scheduled for the end of the week, but it needs more toys for kids.

Lions have busy fall, add new members

The Vergennes Lions Club is having a busy fall after the organization welcomed new faces to the fold in 2022.

Vergennes Lions Club to hold annual auction Aug. 3

The Vergennes Lions Club will be holding its annual charity auction at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Vergennes on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with item preview starting at 5 p.m. and the auction commencing at 6 p.m.

Vergennes Lions honor members

At a recent Vergennes Lions Club meeting, Past International Director Tom Broughton installed the new slate of officers for the 2022-23 Lions Club year, with Lion Debbie Brace coming in as club president.

Many make Toys for Kids successful

The Vergennes Lions Club reports that over 250 children of all ages received at least two toys at their Toys for Kids Shop, held this December thanks to Long Trail on the Falls Physical Therapy owner Michael DiPalermo and administrative assistant Lynn Bri … (read more)

Vergennes Lions collecting for the holidays

Last weekend, the Vergennes Lions and Rotary members worked together, with considerable help from Boy Scout Troop 539, to collect food for the Vergennes Food Shelf to help meet the need for Thanksgiving meals.

Vergennes Lions Club gives students dictionaries

Recently, Lions Club president Yvonne Raphael and Lion Larry Simino visited all schools in Vergennes and Ferrisburgh to distribute “A Student’s Dictionary” to 62 3rd-grade students.

Vergennes Lions wrap up successful year

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club held its end-of-year dinner meeting on Wednesday, July 7, at the Champlain Valley Christian Reform Church. After the meal, served by Lion Lisa Denton of Ferrisburgh Bake Shop, President Mike Winslow thanked the members … (read more)

Vergennes Lions staying busy during pandemic

VERGENNES — Even with the restrictions of COVID-19, the Vergennes Lions are busy helping the needy and trying to raise needed funds. Last month, several members installed an accessible ramp on a home in Monkton to allow the resident to leave their home. T … (read more)

Vergennes Lions move to virtual auction

VERGENNES — The annual Vergennes Lions Charity Auction, normally held in July, has been cancelled for this year. Chair Jim McClay said club members did not feel right going to businesses, many of whom are struggling to survive due to the COVID-19 pandemic … (read more)