Lion Janet Rooney, Project Chair; Lion Stan Knick, Dupont President; LionPhoto and article are courtesy of Janet Rooney. The Truck, trailer, and driver Bob Day’s services were donated by KANE Trucking.

Chris Kalmanowicz, Past District Governor; Bob Day, Kane Trucking Driver and Lion Bart

Bryk, Past President.



On May 22, the Dupont Lions Club

embarked on a road trip unlike any other

known in its history. The goal of the club

was to fill a tractor trailer with donations

for the PA Lions Beacon Lodge. The

Lodge is a five hundred acre summer camp

for children and adults with special needs

including blindness, deafness, and many

other physical and mental challenges. It is

located along the Juniata River of Central

Pennsylvania near Mount Union. Janet Rooney, a Dupont Lions member, and an employee in

the Vocational Services Division of Allied Services, was the chairperson. Allied Services

Vocational Services Division was the main source of these donations which included, office

furniture, trash liners, antibacterial soap with dispensers, flower pots, plastic craft trays, surgical

gloves, band aids and craft paper. The Vocational Services Division is a workshop for people

with disabilities. These individuals cleaned, packed, and help load the tractor trailer for Beacon

Lodge. Kane Warehousing and Trucking provide the use of a truck and also a driver. Other

donors included Letica Corporation, Maui Corporation, Cascades Tissue Group, Party Time

Manufacturing, Weinberg Food Bank and Joe Vullo. The results of this huge undertaking made

it the largest, single donation made by a Lion’s Club in the history of Beacon Lodge.


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