Vision Screenings: The Antrim Bennington Lions will sponsor free vision screenings for children six months to six years of age. The screenings will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Main Street in front of the Town Hall at Antrim’s Home and Harvest Festival on September 19. We encourage families to bring their children in for a free vision screenings as the actual screening takes less than a minute, but the benefits can last a lifetime.
Home and Harvest BBQ: In conjunction with Antrim’s Home and Harvest Festival the Lions Club will once again be putting on a BBQ at Tenney Farm on September 18h from 5 PM to 7:30PM (Note this year thhe BBQ is on Friday, not Saturday as in previous years). We will providing chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers. All meals come with coleslaw, chips, fresh corn on the cob and a drink.
Antrim Bandstand: The bandstand needed to be spruced up and our Lions Club volunteered to take on this project. As of June 20, with work being done over a couple of weekends, the bandstand was as good as new. Find out more about this project by clicking here.
Lions Meeting June 9, 2015: It was a fun evening as we inducted two new members, Ken and Kathleen Robbins, and installed our new Officers for 2015/2016.
September 18 and 19: Home and Harvest BBQ on Friday at Tenney Farm from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Parade at 11:30 AM and Vision Screening from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday
September 22: Meet at 6:30 PM for a Potluck dinner and a talk by Kristen Vance at the Presbyterian Church
October 6: Tuesday at 6:00 PM we will attend the Drug Abuse Program HOPE Committee at the Town Hall in lieu of our normal meeting.
October 20: Tuesday at 6:30 PM there will be a Business Meeting at the VFW in Bennington
The Antrim-Bennington Lions Club is a local, community service organization which is part of Lions Clubs International , the largest voluntary service organization in the world. Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
Our club was created in 1981 and has been providing services to the international and local community since that time. Our two major fund raising efforts (Home and Harvest BBQ and selling Christmas trees) provide funds for local efforts such as Operation Santa, Bike Rode and providing glasses for those in need. In addition we volunteer for hosting Community Suppers, vision screening for 4 to 6 year old children, holding Election forums and many more. Periodically our club takes on a major service project such as the Antrim Bennington Outdoor Guide, a 60 page guide to the outdoor resources of our communities that we published in 2009 and 2013.
Following are the Lions providing hotdogs, food and drinks at an Antrim in the Evening concert.
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide.
Why should I become a Lion?
As a Lions club member, you can:
- make a difference everyday in your community
- provide support locally or reach out internationally
- grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events
- have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues
- develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders