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Bristol Area Lions Praised for Community Service 05/05/2017

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Bristol Area Lions Club Eyeglass Chairman Tom Rodrigues (left) presents eyeglasses, hearing aids and cellphones to Maine District Governor Elect Norm Hart.

At their meeting on May 1, at the Willing Workers Hall, the Bristol Area Lions and guests enjoyed a hardy beef stew, salad and biscuits followed by carrot cake and coffee served by caterer Deb Thibault, of Deb’s Bristol Diner.

After dinner, the club was praised for its community service projects and financial support provided to local non-profits by District Governor Elect Norm Hart.

Youth focused activities included a Liberty Day, educating seventh-graders about the U.S. Constitution and its 27 amendments; a Speak Out, involving high school students speaking in competition on a topic of their choice; and awarding four $2,000 scholarships to Bristol and South Bristol residents graduating from Lincoln Academy.

Vision activities included the collection of eyeglasses, with 119 pair presented at the meeting. In addition, donations to Lions International Sight & Hearing Foundation and to The Iris Network, serving the entire state of Maine.
Environment activities include participation in the Elmer Tarr roadside cleanup in partnership with the Bristol Masonic Lodge and the Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful team assisted by the Boy Scouts and The Carpenter’s Boat Shop.

Hunger activities include an annual Christmas food basket distribution in Bristol and South Bristol and a donation to the New Harbor Food Pantry.

The speaker for the next meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May, 15 will be Michaela York, Director of Integrated Services for MOBIUS.

To make a dinner reservation for that meeting at the Willing Workers Hall, please call John Janell at 563-7402. To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johannson at 677-2584.

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