- Thursday, April 24, 2014
The 2014 Great Pootatuck Duck Race will take place on Saturday, May 24, from 10 am until 2:30 pm.
This year’s race features a new co-operative arrangement between Newtown Lions Club and the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP). Returning to the sidewalk fair presented during the first few years of the Duck Race, vendors and volunteer organizations will display their wares and share information along sidewalks within Sandy Hook Center as well as within the park area at 3 Glen Road.
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Lions Low Vision Centers of Fairfield and New Haven Counties (LLVC) recently delivered a free Eye-Pal Solo reading device to Adrienne Ralles, 82, a Nunnawauk Meadows resident with macular degeneration. The device “reads aloud” to the sight impaired.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Newtown Lions Club Foundation has formally announced it has ceased directly administering benefits to providers and individuals through a fund established following the 12/14 tragedy.
Earlier this year, the local Lions joined in a partnership with Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Memorial Fund, and United Way of Western Connecticut as a means to pool resources and maximize distribution efficiency.
Despite Dwindling Funds, Residents Getting Support From Lions Can Continue Receiving Counseling AssistanceTuesday, February 18, 2014
- Friday, January 10, 2014
Newtown Lions Club will host an American Red Cross blood drive at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, on Monday, January 13.
The event will run from 8:30 am until 6:15 pm. Donors should be at least 18 years of age, weight at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health.
Walk-ins will be welcomed, and appointments are available by calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or online at RedCrossBlood.org.
- Monday, December 23, 2013
The family room of Bob Schmidt’s home quickly filled with nearly 250 toys on the morning of Saturday, December 7, but the donation had very little to do with Christmas.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
The Newtown Lions Club would like to show their appreciation to the therapists who are working with the people in Newtown by sponsoring a free workshop on Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 4 pm. The workshop, “Personal and Professional Resiliency with EFT/Tapping,” will be in the Conference Room of Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.
The workshop will be presented by Lori Leyden, PhD, along with Deborah DelVecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, DCMHS, and Bob Schmidt, LPC.
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Newtown Lions Club member Dick Kovacs recently presented a check to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) President Colette Ercole and Vice President Audrey Locorotondo (photo at right) to support the local group’s efforts.
WIN benefits Newtown all year around. The club’s November program, “Thanksgiving Baskets,” is a townwide event involving Newtown’s Department of Social Services, Girl Scouts, various churches and businesses, and individuals.
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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.
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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.