Newtown Lions Club

  • Monday At Richter: Newtown Lions, Sigma Chi Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association announce the Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, at Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury.

    Registration and lunch will begin at noon, and tee time will be 1:30. Dinner and an auction will follow the golf.

  • Counting Down To Duck Race Day

    The Newtown Lions Club Duck Race Committee recently met to sort through the hundreds of rubber ducks that will make up the flock for The 15th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race.

    This year’s big event will take place Saturday, May 23, at the park in Sandy Hook Center, 5 Glen Road.

    Splashdown will be at 2:30 pm, but there are many events scheduled during the day, beginning at 10 am and continuing right up until the duck are put into the water.

  • Lions To Host Blood Drive

    The Newtown Lions Club will sponsor the May 11 American Red Cross Blood Drive taking place at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The local Lions Club sponsors two blood drives a year under the guidance of the Lions’ Health Committee. The January Drive resulted in almost 100 pints donated.

    The Lions have been supported at each blood drive by Dunkin Donuts, Newtown Woman’s Club, Women Involved in Newtown and the Congregational Church.

  • Duck Race Tickets Are On Sale

    The Newtown Lions Club Duck Race ticket sales are underway.

    Members were out past weekend selling tickets at various establishments around town. Lions Club members will continue selling tickets around town until May 17. Tickets will also be available on Race Day — Saturday, May 23.

  • Silent Auction, Excitement Building For Lions Club Fundraiser

    Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair and silent auction event, will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Sandy Hook Elementary Fund, organized in the wake of 12/14 by Newtown Lions Club to help cover the counseling costs of Sandy Hook School students, their immediate families, SHES faculty, and first responders.

  • Retail (For) Therapy: A Night Out With Benefits

    “You know how some people like to go shopping and call it their therapy? This is a shopping event that will be helping others get therapy,” said Lauren Morehouse, describing an event she is helping to organize. Called Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm.

  • Jugglers & Dancers Added To The Mix For Great Pumpkin Races

    A crew stands by during last year’s Great Pumpkin Races with the Medieval-style trebuchet that occasionally launches pumpkins into the woods behind Edmond Town Hall.

  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.

  • Almost Time For Great Pumpkin Races

    What fall sport do you participate in? Is it football? soccer? Or are you just warming up for basketball?

    For the past four years the Newtown Lions Club has offered a different sort of fall sport: pumpkin racing. All that is needed to participate is to create a pumpkin racer with two axels, attached through the pumpkin. Size and shape do not matter.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Maybe you’ve been chillin’ lately, or know someone who has been? Chillin’, that is, with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral video fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has been circulating madly, if Facebook is any indication. Here’s how it works: you nominate someone to douse him or herself with a bucket of ice, they post a video on social media of the act, and then that person gets to name three more people to take the challenge.