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Orange Lions 2019 Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

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Apr 122019
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, at the High Plains Community Center grounds (Orange Fairgrounds) on Orange Center Road.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 20 at High Plains Community Center, with the same schedule of events as on April 13.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 PM, one half-hour (30 minutes) before the start of the Easter Egg Hunt itself.

There will be face painting for the children, and hot coffee for the adults.

The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four (4) age groups. This allows each child to have an equal opportunity to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs which the Lions Club will have to distribute.

The four age groups are (1) Pre School through Kindergarten; (2) First Grade and Second Grade; (3) Third Grade and Fourth Grade; (4) Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to children in all age categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult should accompany all participating children. Each child should have a bag or basket to collect their 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.

Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to this event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062. All donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year. Among the other annual events are the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Senior Pizza Party, a Comedy Night fundraiser, eye screenings for pre-schoolers, and an annual Wine Tasting fundraiser. In addition, the Orange Lions make contributions to many community organizations; and for many years, the Lions have run a Community Grants Program for local groups who are seeking funds for a special reason. In particular, the Orange Lions Club has made many gifts to the Case Memorial Library over the years for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes for the sight impaired and the general
public. The Orange Lions also fund scholarships each year for students graduating from Amity High School.

Orange Lions Fundraiser Attracts Record Crowd

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Mar 252019
 

The Orange Lions Club would like to say thank for all the recent support of our “Spring Tasting” on March 22. It was a roaring success with neatly 200 guests in attendance!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Wine and Liquor Outlet, Eli’s of Orange, Trader Joe’s, Wayne Hugendubel of Coldwell Banker. Shop Rite, Cellini’s Design Jeweler, Eve Overchuk, Ken Carney of Baybrook Remodeling, Marion Nugent, Bruce Spiewak of AIA Architect Consulting, and Yale Surgical.

We also would like to thank our Friends:
Marian and Bob Drobish and Mild to Wild Automotive

In addition, many local businesses and members of our club donated prizes to our raffle table and silent auction. Thank you to these businesses and Lions:
Glam Spa, 221 Post a Salon, Gabriele’s, Baja, TGI Fridays, On the Border, 744 West, Stonebridge, Panera, Munson Chocolate, I-spa Nail, Lucinda’s Hair and Boutique, Sunflower Farms, Lions Ann Carollo, Lea Turner, Pat Romano, Marie Kaufman, Deb Hart, Anna Marie Goldberg, Marion Nugent, Linda Muttitt, Suzanne Anderson, and Nick Bencivengo.

The Spring Tasting on Friday, March 22 at St Barbara’s Greek Hall was a fun, social, community event. The relaxed atmosphere made for a wonderful evening for all who attended. The feedback we have received
from everyone has been overwhelmingly positive. We had a record crowd and exceeded our goals!

This major club fundraiser helps to support many community organizations. The Orange Lions Charities Inc. is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization permit #E-2370472, with the main focus on blindness aid,
prevention, and eye research. Tax-deductible contributions benefit the Lions Club’s local and national charities such as Fidelco Guide Dogs, Low Vision Centers, the Orange Senior Center, Public Library (specialty large print and audio books), Youth Services, DARE, the Orange Historical Society, and the Volunteer Fire Department. Our club also awards Community Grants to worthy groups and/or individuals and provides scholarships to qualified seniors at Amity High School.

The participation and attendance of so many in the Spring Tasting were key to its roaring success and the Orange Lions Club thanks you! Thank you all for your support!

— The Orange Lions Club

Orange Lions Award 13 Community Grants

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Mar 242019
 

Earlier this month, the Lions Club of Orange hosted its annual Community Grants evening and awarded grant money to 13 worthy community services organizations.

The following local organizations received grants.

• Orange Fire Marshal’s Office

• Orange Police Department

• Orange Historical Society

• Orange Community Services

• Orange Elementary Olympic Festival

• Orange Youth Services

• Orange Conservation Commission

• Orange Volunteer Fire Association

• Case Memorial Library

• Community Soup Kitchen

• Racebrook School

• CT regional Group Blinded Vets

• Rape Crisis Center of Milford

The Orange Lions is an active, involved, serving and caring group of your neighbors and they welcome everyone to become a member.

A favorite Lions tag line is: “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”

Save The Date And Get Your Tickets Now For The Orange Lions Spring Wine Tasting

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Mar 172019
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual Spring Wine Tasting event on Friday, March 22, 2019, at St Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The tasting will be facilitated by the Wine and Liquor Outlet of Orange.

The tasting will feature a large selection of wines, boutique beers, and some specialty liquors.  The event also will feature a large cheese table, appetizers, and delicious desserts.  As always, a lively raffle of baskets will take place during the evening.

All proceeds will benefit Lions Club local and national charities. Additionally, the club supports Fidelco Guide Dogs and Low Vision Centers. The Club awards Community Grants to worthy groups/individuals such as the Orange Historical Society, Senior Center, Case Memorial Library, Youth Services, and the Volunteer Fire Department, serves an annual Thanksgiving dinner to local seniors, does vision screenings for young children in Orange, and provides scholarships to qualified Amity seniors.

Join the Orange Lions on Friday, March 22, for this wonderful evening and get your tickets early.

Tickets are available from any Orange Lion Club member, at The Wine and Liquor Outlet, or by calling 203-795-3906 or 203-795- 0134 and through the following link  https://orangelionswinetasting.brownpapertickets.com/

NEW Orange Lions Fundraiser: Lions Will Pick Up and Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

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Dec 272018
 

Members of the Orange Lions Club will be happy to remove your Christmas tree placed at the end of your driveway or walkway and arrange for it to be shredded. 

They will do this on Saturday, January 5, and Saturday, January 12 to benefit Orange Lions Charities.  The fee is only $15 per tree. 

When you participate, you will be helping fund local community grants to worthwhile non-profit groups, and also helping our environment by recycling your tree.  No pile of needles all over your living room or family room, and no need to lug your tree to the transfer station!

If you would like to arrange this service,  call Orange Lion Fred Turner at 203-389-4688 to arrange a date and time.

Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, and Clothing and Household Goods Collection Saturday

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Oct 122018
 

The Orange Recycling Committee’s paper shredding and mattress recycling event scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 OrangeCenter Road, will once again be joined by the Orange Community Women hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items.

The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about the additional service. “Saturday, October
13th will be a great morning for a Fall Clean-Out at its best”, Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their household goods and clothes in addition to their documents, papers, and even mattresses for an ultimate recycling event!”

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by town resident Joe Johnston’s company, Affordable Solutions. Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

Residents also may bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged or excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part of the program.

For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry or in a garage for easy access as volunteers will not enter individual homes. Anyone interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906. The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring. Payment is by cash or check made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation “We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange, the Orange Lions Club, and the Orange Community Women to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Mitch Goldblatt. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as tax dollars. This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an
opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.”

For the seventh time, the Orange Recycling Committee is helping residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally- responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring as well as household goods recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.

Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine
WHERE: High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
BRING:
 Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical
information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse. DO
NOT BRING: Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that
can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
 Mattresses and box springs.
 Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, electrical items, toys, games,
kitchen items, sporting goods, knick-knacks.

Orange Senior Summer Picnic On August 21

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Aug 202018
 

Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh reminds all town seniors that this year’s Summer Picnic is on Tuesday, Aug. 21 (rain date, Wednesday, Aug 22), from 5 to 8 p.m.

As in previous years, the event will take place under the pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds.

Jose Paulo will perform.

Tickets are available at the Community Services Office at High Plains for only $20.

“Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking and serving over the years,” Marsh said. “Thank
you to Bob’s Discount Furniture for sponsoring!”

Lions Invite You To Have Breakfast For Dinner May 15

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May 112018
 

pancake-with-syrup_zoinkThe Orange Lions Club will host Breakfast For Dinner at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange on Tuesday, May 15.

For just $10 per person, you will receive 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon, and coffee or tea.

Seating times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.

For Tickets, ask any Lion, call George Lesko at 203-610-3804 or Marianne at 203-795-3906.

All proceeds benefit the Lions projects to improve the local community.

Breakfast for dinner…what can be better?

 

Clothing For A Cause

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May 052018
 

The Orange Lions Club is collecting NEW clothes for the Rape Crisis Center of Milford, servicing the Milford, Orange, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Shelton and West haven areas.

New Clothing Only! Women’s sizes — Med and X-Large Preferred. Including Flip Flops, Athletic Pants and Shirts, Sweatshirts, Socks, T-Shirts, and Underwear.

Bring items to High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lions Most Important Fundraiser On March 16

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Mar 112018
 

The Orange Lions Club needs your support, so they can continue their programs for blindness, aid, prevention and eye research along with community projects and donations.

Their annual Wine Tasting is on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the St. Barbara’s Church Hall on Racebrook Road. in Orange, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event is facilitated by Wine and Liquor Outlet of Orange (528 Boston Post Rd.) and will feature tastings of wines, craft beers, and whiskeys.

You also will enjoy a cheese smorgasbord sponsored by Trader Joe’s of Orange, delicious stuffed bread, and more from Eli’s of Orange, and an Irish themed dessert table.

The night includes entertainment by Orange resident musician, Craig Calistro, many raffle baskets, and a fabulous silent auction! 

This year’s featured silent auction item is a Tesla Kiddie Car complete with all the bells and whistles and several items from NCIS, specially donated to the Orange Lions Club which includes one of Mark Harmon’s scripts from the show, autographed by the cast!

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lions Club member at the Wine & Liquor Outlet, or by calling co-chairs Betty Hadlock at 203-795-0134 or Marianne Miller at 203-795-3906.

Thank to our corporate sponsors, Wine and Liquor Outlet, Eli’s, and Trader Joe’s and the business and friend sponsors as follows: Annunziata & Co Accounting of Orange, Bruce Spiewak (AIA Consulting Architect), Cellini Design Jewelers, Coldwell Banker of Orange, Eve Overchuk, Knights Inc., Marian and Bob Drobish, Mild to Wild Automotive, and Wayne Hugendubel of Coldwell Banker. If anyone would still like to donate a “business sponsorship” of $100 or $50 for a “friend,” please call 203-795-3906.

Call today and join us for a wonderful and fun evening as you support the many projects of the Orange Lions Club, a 501c3 organization!