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  • Cabaret Night Planned At The Library, Fundraiser For Lions Club 12/14 Recovery Fund

    Newtown’s own Solid Gold Times Two (Bob and Josie Schmidt) will headline a special Cabaret Night at C.H. Booth Library being planned for Friday, October 11. Doors will open at 6 pm, and the show will begin at 7.

    Requested donation is $10 per person, payable at the door, with proceeds to benefit Newtown Lions Foundation Sandy Hook Elementary Fund (NLC-SHEF). The fund has already distributed more than $160,000 for counseling services for first responders, and Sandy Hook Elementary School families and staff members.

  • Lions Club Planning Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Races, And More

    An elaborate pumpkin racer was created for the Third Annual Great Pumpkin Races last year. Traditionally, racers have had just two sets of axles running through them, as seen in the background.

  • No Spashdown This Year, But Duck Race Still Nets 20 Raffle Winners

    Lucia Rodriguez reaches in for a winning ticket with help from 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race Chair Bob Schmidt, right. 

  • Duck Race Change Of Plans: No Race, Raffle Drawing At 2:30

    Looks like 13 is not a lucky number for Newtown Lions Club.

    Less than 24 hours after telling The Newtown Bee that the 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race would go on, rain or shine, event chair Bob Schmidt had to announce that the weather has changed the day's plans after all. There are no exhibits or vendors at the park at 5 Glen Road in Sandy Hook Center this morning, but a raffle will still be held at 2:30 this afternoon.

  • Lions Club Getting Ready For 13th Great Pootatuck Duck Race In Sandy Hook Center

    Attendees of The 12th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race counted down and then watched as 3,805 rubber ducks were dumped into the Pootatuck River shortly after 2 pm.

  • Lions Club Planning Spring Blood Drive

    Lions Club members Auggie D’Alessandro, Frank DeLucia, John Kopins, Bruce Walczak and Kevin Corey stand outside the lower entrance of Newtown Congregational Church. The club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church on Monday, May 13.

  • Time To Start Thinking About The Duck Race

    Newtown Lions have begun selling tickets around Newtown for their 13th annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race, which will take place in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, May 25.

    Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Newtown Lions Sandy Hook Elementary Fund (to help pay for counseling for first responders and family members of the Sandy Hook School children and faculty), and other Lions Club charities.