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Apr 172014
 

glowgolfThe Orange Lions Club is looking forward to warmer weather and their annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament.

The fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 6 (rain date, Saturday, June 8)at the Orchards Golf Course in Milford where nighttime golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls have become a favorite among locals.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer and includes a shirt, glow ball, food and drinks and prizes.

The evening starts off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road for food and drinks at 6 p.m.

Then off to the golf course for shot gun start at 8:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded, and drinks will be served at 11 p.m.

The format includes a 4 person scramble; closest to the pin contest, low gross and putting contest.

Space is limited, so register by May 23.

For tickets, call Ron Ruotolo 203-996-0989 or Nick Bencivengo 203-901-9062.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Lions Club Charities.

Apr 122014
 

Lions Club LogoThe Orange Lions Club is sponsoring its 52nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, at the High Plains Community Center in Orange.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m.  Additional activities include face painting and coffee beginning at noon. The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four groups, to ensure that every child has an equal chance to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs that will be hidden.

The four groups are: Pre-School through Kindergarten; 1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade; and 5th & 6th grade.  More than 10,000 chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt.  In addition, many prizes will be awarded to children in the above four categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult must accompany all participating children.  Each child should bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.  Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.  Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Lion Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event.  Anyone who wishes to contribute prizes or make a donation toward the purchase of prizes for this traditional community event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062.  All contributors and donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at High Plains Community Center.  The arrival of the Easter Bunny (12:30 PM) and Easter Egg Hunt (Noon) will remain the same.

The Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year.  Among other activities are: the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Orange Scholarship Fund, (which awards two $1,000 scholarships to local youths each year), the annual Senior’s Pizza Party plus the Orange Lions provides Community Grants to worthy organizations and government agencies to purchase needed items.  The Orange Lions Club makes generous gifts to Case Memorial Library for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes and DVD’s for the sight impaired.

The Orange Lions Club also sponsors the Foundation High School Leo Club (Lions youth group) for special needs youth.  The Lions also provide needed funds for the support of eye research, training of Fidelco guide dog for the blind, Lions low vision centers which provide vision aids to the sight impaired at cost, Connecticut Radio Information Systems, and Camp Hemlocks for disabled children.  The Lions motto is “We Serve.”

Originally Published on: Mar 22, 2014 @ 16:59

Previously Published on: Apr 2, 2014 @ 5:28

Mar 182014
 
easter egg hunt

One of the young participants from the 2013 Easter Egg Hunt.

For 52 years, the Easter Bunny has never let the Orange Lions Club down. He believes in their charitable acts and is more than happy to help out when they call.

The 52nd Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the High Plains Community Center, Saturday, April 12 from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. (Rain Date April 19).

There will be face painting; popcorn and coffee available, and of course the always popular photos with the Easter Bunny (Bring your camera!)

The Lions know that big gatherings can be overwhelming for little children, so they split the hunt up into different categories — Pre K up to 6th grade have their own specified time on the lawn so 4-year-olds don’t have to compete with 10-year-olds for the thousands of chocolate eggs in the grass.

Age groups are as follows:

Pre-school – Kindergarten

1st and 2nd Grade

3rd and 4th Grade

5th and 6th Grade

Among the foil covered chocolate eggs in each group are many Lucky Star eggs that entitle the bearer to a special prize. The Easter Egg hunt attracts hundreds of children each year and participation and parking are free.

The Lions are seeking monetary donations with which to purchase these prizes.

If you would like to help of for more information call Nick at 203-901-9062.

Editor’s Note: Last year I practiced with my granddaughter for a few weeks before the hunt. She knew how to pick up the eggs and place them in a basket. She was so shy and tiny that I didn’t put her in the roped in area, but she was just as happy as can be with the ONE pink foil egg she found outside the ropes. At that age, it’s not about filling a basket, it’s more about just being there, meeting the Easter Bunny, and finding one egg is a huge sense of accomplishment. 

 

Dec 092013
 

Lions fundraiserThe Orange Lions Club will host a fundraiser to support the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that:

• Helps raise awareness and enlists the publics aid for the needs of inured service members

• Helps injured service members aid and assist each other.

• Provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

In addition, the fundraiser will benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.

Demand for Fidelco Guide Dogs is at an all-time high.

Helping the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation helps our veterans who have been rendered blind, by providing them wit the highest quality guide dogs possible.

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House & Grille, 517 Boston Post Road, Monday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to close.

The evening includes raffles and give-aways, DJ, happy hour drink specials and buffet until 9 p.m.

Admission is only $10, a small price to pay for two great causes.

Jul 162013
 

summer-concert-series-beach-music-festival-37Free Summer Concert – “Music Under the Stars,” Wednesday, July 17,  features Bourbon Cowboys, a country band from 7- 9 p.m. (with a rain date of Thursday July 18) at the High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds).

Orange Transportation is available to Orange seniors or disabled residents for the concerts. Call (203) 891-4788 for a ride. 

This concert is sponsored by Orange Community Services, Maplewood of Orange, the OVNA, Geico Insurance, the Urgent Care Center, and the Congregation Or Shalom.

The Lions Club of Orange will be on hand to sell refreshments.

Previously Published on: Jul 15, 2013 @ 2:41 a.m.

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Apr 212013
 

IMG_9855This year’s “A Taste of Amity” hosted by the Orange Lions Club took place at a new venue and included 15 of Orange’s best eateries.

Many different varieties of food were available for sampling at the Courtyard Marriott on Marsh Hill Road. Guests were given food tickets at the door and were free to “visit” any restaurant in the hall, hand over a ticket or two and receive a small sampling of that restaurant’s specialties.

The restaurants represented this year were: Thai House, serving Thai cuisine; Applebees, American; On the Border, Mexican; TGI Friday’s, American; Orange Ale House and Grille, American; Lushe’s Diner, Ameican; Lisiano’s, Italian; Julia’s Bakery, desserts; Andni’s, Italian; Gabriele, Italian; Puerto Vallarta, Mexican; China Pavilion, Chinese; Coromandel, Indian; Villano’s, Italian; and Racebrook Wine, Beer & Liquor.

The event also featured a silent auction and Chinese auction with prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.

All proceeds from A Taste of Amity go to the Orange Lions Charitable causes.

 

Apr 142013
 

IMG_1424Orange Lion Marianne Miller released the following information:

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual THE TASTE OF AMITY on Thursday, April 18th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marriott on Marsh Hill Rd in Orange.

Please note the change of venue and the earlier calendar slot.

Tickets are $30 in ADVANCE. Many wonderful restaurants will be present and it will be a fabulous evening.

The evening includes a raffle and silent auction too. If you would like to donate an item for either the raffle or silent auction OR WOULD LIKE TICKETS call (203) 795-3906. I hope to see everyone there.

Remember, you are also supporting a great cause for the many programs for blindness aid and prevention that the Lions donate to.

Originally Published on: Apr 14, 2013 @ 6:19 a.m.

Mar 222013
 

easter egg huntMark your calendars, the Orange Lions Club will host its 51st annual Easter Egg Hunt at High Plains Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 23, with activities beginning at 12:30 p.m. when the Easter Bunny arrives. Hunt begins at 1 p.m.

As always, local children in four age groups are welcomed to attend, meet the Easter Bunny, have his or her face painted and then show their skill at finding foil wrapped chocolate eggs in the grass.

Age groups are as follows:

Pre-school – Kindergarten

1st and 2nd Grade

3rd and 4th Grade

5th and 6th Grade

Children who possess a specially marked egg after the hunt for his or her age group is entitled to pick a prize under the pavilion.

The Lions ask that guests use the parking lot only and that no one parks on the grass.

A rain date of March 30 has been set, same place, same time.

Originally Published on: Mar 1, 2013 @ 12:06 a.m.

Jan 172013
 

Marianne Miller, Chairman for the Orange Lions Wine and Beer Tasting and Tracy Bonoff, manager of Forest Package Store in West Haven, discuss the event and choose the wines.

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual Wine and Beer Fundraising Event.

Once again, the Wine Tasting will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Friday, Jan. 18  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 dollars each in advance.They are available through any Orange Lions Club member, at Forest Package Store (their sponsor) on Forest Rd in West Haven, or by calling Marianne Miller at (203)795-3906.

Proceeds go to fund programs for blindness aid and prevention.

The talented Craig Calistro will  entertain throughout the event.

You can send donations or money for tickets with a check made to ORANGE LIONS CHARITIES  Marianne Miller P.O. Box 1162 Orange, Ct. 06477.

Order that night and take advantage of wonderful discounts on wine purchases from Forest Package Store.

Originally Published on: Jan. 6, 2013 @ 9:56 p.m.

Jan 032013
 

Guests gather around a table to taste an intriguing variety of wine.

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual Wine and Beer Fundraising Event.

Once again, the Wine Tasting will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Friday, Jan. 18  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 dollars each in advance.They are available through any Orange Lions Club member, at Forest Package Store (their sponsor) on Forest Rd in West Haven, or by calling Marianne Miller at (203)795-3906.

Proceeds go to fund programs for blindness aid and prevention.

The talented Craig Calistro will  entertain throughout the event.

You can send donations or money for tickets with a check made to ORANGE LIONS CHARITIES % Marianne Miller P.O. Box 1162 Orange, Ct. 06477.

Take advantage of wonderful discounts on wine purchases from Forest Package Store.

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