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Bristol Area Lions Scholarship Dinner 07/21/2019

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From left: William Shaffer, Christopher Burrows, Jenna Gilbert, Aspen Dyer, and Jayden Gilbert, Bristol Area Lion David Kolodin. (photo: Rachel Bizzaro).

The Bristol Area Lions met on Monday, June 17 at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. All five of the $2,500 scholarship winners and two parents were dinner guests sponsored by individual club members.

The gathering enjoyed appetizers before the meeting. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Lions prayer, and the Lions toast. Dinner was served by Deb Thibault of Deb’s Bristol Diner, consisting of a tossed salad, rolls, roast pork, mashed potato and gravy, followed by strawberry shortcake on Deb’s biscuits and whipped cream and coffee.

Following dinner, Lion David Kolodin introduced the scholarship winners who thanked the Lions and telling the club of their future plans. William Shaffer will attend Vassar College and major in economics and would like to assist African countries and speaks French. Christopher Burrows will major in woodwind performance at New York Institute and plays clarinet, bassoon, flute, oboe, and tenor saxophone and plans a career in music. Aspen Dyer will major in biology with a minor in neuroscience/animal husbandry at Davidson College and plans to be a veterinarian. Twin sisters Jenna and Jayden Gilbert will attend Husson University and major in nursing to help others.

The Bristol Area Lions Foundation is a dedicated scholarship fund invested
with Fidelity Investments and funded by bequests and major gifts from club
and community members. The fund can not be used to aid the club or any 501
(C) (3) organization. The Bristol Area Lions have two summer fund raisers:
selling raffle tickets and seeking sponsors for an annual golf tournament
which benefits the scholarship fund and other local charities.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South
Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584

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