We Serve at Northwest Community Kitchen
The Colebrook Lions had the privilege of helping to serve 101 meals at the Northwest Community Kitchen in North Canaan. Held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Bitterman Center, this initiative offers a free dinner and fellowship to residents of the Northwest Corner. A big thank you to Camp Jewell YMCA for preparing our meal of pulled pork, baked beans and cornbread!
Blood Drive a Success - Thank You!
On Saturday, August 1, the Colebrook Lons Club and the America Red Cross collaborated on our second annual summer bloood drive. Twenty-eight pints were collected, bringing our year-to-date total to 57. Each pint can help three people in need. Shown here are (from left) blood drive volunteers Michael and Anastasia Lazzaro, Jan Jakubiak and Cindy Fixer with a plaque recognizing the Town of Colebrook for its ongoing support of the Red Cross. Thank you to everyone who donated!
Celebrating Youth Baseball
One last "Coyote Howl" from our T-Ball team
During July, fifty players, coaches and parents came together on a beautiful summer afternoon at the Colebrook Pond to conclude another successful baseball season in town. Hosts of this event for the past 25 years, the Colebrook Lions provided hamburgers and hot dogs and sponsored the Russell Green Sportsmanship Award. Special thanks to event chair Tom Stanton, who was supported by Cindy Fixer, Michael Lazzaro and Brad Bremer.
League Champions Honored
Burns Campbell receives the Russell Green Award from Coach Gardner and Coach Morr
Pancakes for 300 at Colebrook Consolidated School
Despite the rain, we served approximately 300 pancake breakfasts on Father's Day
A big thank you to Colebrook Consolidated School, Camp Jewell, the Colebrook Coyotes and the Lazzaro family for making this annual event a huge success! Net proceeds fund scholarships and various local and Lions outreach initiatives.
Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!
During June, we had the opportunity to recognize our 2015 scholarship recipients. Shown here (with scholarship chair Steve Young and club president Michael Lazzaro) are (left to right): Dereck Bascetta, Kelsi Hodgkin and Abbey Medara.
Lions and American Red Cross Collaborate to Collect 29 Pints of Blood - Thank You!
Every day, someone somewhere needs blood. During our May blood drive, we collected 29 usable pints - which will help 87 individuals in need. Thanks to those who came out and to our blood drive chair Jan Jakubiak who was recently honored by the American Red Cross for her years of service. Mark your calendars for our next blood drive in Colebrook on August 1.
Lions Host Snowy Easter Egg Hunt
Twenty-four Colebrook kids and their families braved the elements on March 28 for the Colebrook Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. The annual event was held on the soccer field at Colebrook Consolidated School. Although the weather was brisk, the brightly-colored eggs were easier to spot against the white backdrop of the snow-covered field -- and every child took home candy and a toy. Special thanks to event co-chairs Tom Stanton and Cindy Fixer, the Gilbert Leos for wrapping the candy and CCS for use of the grounds!
Colebrook Lions Kick Off New Year
Nineteen members and guests convened at Marino's in Torrington on Jan. 7 to celebrate a successful 2014 and kick off the New Year. Colebrook Lions include socially-conscious men and women of all ages, both married and single. The Lions motto is "We Serve" -- and we have fun doing it. We meet from September to June to discuss our fundraising initiatives and service opportunities.
Recognizing Young Artists
The Colebrook Lions Club recently recognized members of the sixth grade class at Colebrook Consolidated School (CCS) for their participation in the annual Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. This year's theme was, "Our World, Our Future." Shown here are the winner and runnersup with Colebrook Lions Club President Michael Lazzaro and CCS Art Teacher Aleta Dubecky.
Building Bridges in Colebrook
This fall, the Colebrook Lions Club collaborated with local volunteers, Winsted Boy Scout Troop 27 and the Gilbert girls volleyball team to construct bridges for a trail being developed on town-owned conservation land adjoining the Town Pond and Colebrook Consolidated School. In addition to benefiting future hikers, this initiative is also helping the scouts earn special merit badges in recognition of their service and their collaboration with the Lions.
Food Stand at Colebrook Fair Raises Money for Scholarships, Outreach
The Colebrook Lions were proud to continue their tradition of providing egg sandwiches, fried dough and other food for fair goers at this year's annual Colerook Fair. Thank you to everyone who patronized our booth.
Summer Blood Drive Nets 25 More Pints - Thank You!
Summer is the most challenging time of the year for community blood supplies as donations tend to decline during the summer months. To help meet this critical need, the Colebrook Lions Club recently collaborated with the American Red Cross on a second blood drive during 2014 that brought in an additional 25 pints, bringing our yearly total-to-date to 60 pints. A special thank you to the Colebrook Senior & Community Center for making space available - and to all those who gave!
Lions Host Annual Baseball/Softball Awards Picnic
Coaches, players and families gathered at the Town Pond recently to celebrate a successful youth baseball and softball season. Lions provided hamburgers and hot dogs and sponsored the Russell Green Sportsmanship award. Congratulations to all of our Colebrook teams on a great season!
Father's Day Pancake Breakfast Featured in the Winsted Journal
Five Scholarship Recipients Honored at May Meeting
The Colebrook Lions Club recently honored five Colebrook High School seniors as 2014 scholarship recipients. Pictured are (from front left): Teddy Bremer, Courtney Burke, Meagan Pulica, Morgan Gillette, Colebrook Lions Club President Michael Lazzaro and Scholarship Chair Steve Young. Not pictured: Andrew Farkas. Recipients are chosen annually on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community service.
Lions Blood Drive Nets 35 Pints - Thank You!
Colebrook may be a small town, but it comes up big each spring when it comes time to roll up its sleeves and donate blood. On May 17th - thanks to 13 walk-ins - we exceeded our goal of 34 usable pints and our donation will ultimately benefit 105 people in need. A big thank you to everyone who supported this drive, including Colebrook Lions Jan Jakubiak, Sherry Gray and Mel Johnson!
Colebrook Lions Emergency-Certified
Eight members of the Colebrook Lions Club recently completed an intensive, multi-week training course, as part of the State of Connecticut’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. These certified volunteers will provide backup to firefighters, first-responders and other emergency management personnel, staffing shelters and providing logistical support to help mitigate the impact of storms and other emergencies in our community.
Spring has Sprung In Colebrook: Lions Host Easter Egg Hunt
More than 30 kids came out on a beautiful spring day for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which included an egg toss and spoon race. The event, chaired by Cindy Fixer and emceed by Mel Johnson, featured 500+ eggs hidden on the grounds of Colebrook Consolidated School with candy and prizes for everyone.
Slip Sliding Away: Colebrook Kids Come Together at Super Bowl Sunday Skating Party
Rainy conditions could not dampen the enthusiasm of skaters at our annual Super Bowl Sunday skating party. Children of all ages enjoyed donuts, hot chocolate and a roaring fire. The Lions would like to especially thank the Colebrook Center Fire Department for the loan of a pop up tent that helped keep skaters dry.
Colebrook Lions Club Recognized in Lions Club International's Global Magazine
Colebrook and the Colebrook Lions Club were recently featured in the President's Message in the The Lion, our international publication. Colebrook is characterized as a close-knit community with a low crime rate, good schools and a Lions club that dreams of more more members and more service. - Download -
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