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  • Lions Hand Over 12/14 Fund Administration; Will Continue Fundraising

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Great Pootatuck Duck Race Chair: The Race Will Go On, Rain Or Shine

    It’s a good thing ducks like water. The Great Pootatuck Duck Race may set a record tomorrow.

    If the rain continues the way it is being predicted, the Pootatuck River in Sandy Hook Center will be moving pretty quickly on Saturday, May 25. Granted, it will be thousands of rubber ducks going for a swim at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, but they may make the swim from the Church Hill Road bridge to the Dayton Street bridge in record time.