Letter to the Editor

The Charlestown Lions Club Is Collecting Coats!

Dear Editor:

The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of November, December and into early January. Our Charlestown  Co-operative Bank and its manager, Tom Coots, have  generously offered to be the

collection site for the coats again this year/   The  coats may be dropped off at the bank  on Main Street during regular banking hours.

All coats must be in good condition with no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains and all pockets should be emptied.  The coats will be delivered to Anton’s Cleaners and they will be dry cleaned and then distributed to those in need.

The Lions Club is also continuing its collection of reading glasses and sun glasses.  The glasses will be accepted in any condition,  will be repaired and donated to needy people in South and Central America.  The collection box is also at the Charlestown Co-operative Bank.

Recently the Lions celebrated Veterans Day by sponsoring a pancake breakfast at the Knights of Columbus. They would like to thank the Knights,  the many residents who attended the breakfast, and those who prepared the foods, donated the gift certificates, and prepared the gift baskets.  Many Lions from other clubs attended the event and enjoyed the day.

 This year the Lions displayed the Dan D. Lion huge balloon on Monument Square and the children enjoyed seeing him for the first time.  Rather than pass out candy, the Lions Club  purchased rings, little books, plastic items  and other items for the children.

Many residents said that they would do this next year rather than pass out candy. The cost would be the same and will eliminate some of the sugar.  The children seemed to enjoy these items and they would have something to own after Halloween.  The items were interesting and many parents said that they would be looking for similar items to buy next year instead of the candy.

Members of the Lions Club

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