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Lions plan a busy spring


From The Den:

We had a full house at our monthly meeting at Bulls Bridge Inn. Mary Ann VanValkenburg was our guest speaker and shared with us the importance of CPR training in saving lives. Many of the members will attend a training session in May.  

We also heard from another scholarship recipient, Matteo Taraba, about his experience at WestConn and his interest in film.

The Kent Lions Club is pleased to sponsor up to three scholarships annually for first year, college-bound students, as well as a fourth scholarship intended for a returning college student. In addition to academic effort, the scholarships honor students who work to enhance their communities through leadership and volunteer service. 

“It is such a pleasure to support young folks in their journey for learning and community service” said Bernadette Ellegard, Scholarship Committee Chair. “Each year we get to meet a handful of extraordinary Kent kids!”

The Lions are planning to have a very busy spring: 

Connecticut Antique Machinery Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, we will be flipping burgers and grilling hotdogs. Plan to have lunch at the Kent Lions food booth while attending the show

Kent Food Bank will hold a food drive at the IGA on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18.The Lions have committed to facilitating four drives each year. 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, the Lions will distribute flags and pin wheels at the parade, give out ice cream and water at the Community House at the end of the route, and hosting the craft table at the Memorial Day Picnic.

Blood drive, Monday, June 17, at the Community House 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Those who want to donate should make an appointment.

The Lions next meeting is Wednesday, May 15, at Bulls Bridge Inn. Guest speaker will be Justin Potter, chair of Kent Affordable Housing, who will discuss new projects.

For more information about the Lions, click here.

The Kent Lions Club is a group of local volunteers who gather to support our community. Through awareness activities, fundraising and donating time to various projects and initiatives, they strive to make town a better place.

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