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Uxbridge Lions Club keeping it local

Aug 10, 2021 01:11PM ● By Chuck Tashjian

Team photo with Uxbridge Lions sponsors

Fundraising efforts focus on local people in need by the Uxbridge Lions Club, now in its sixth year carrying out the motto “We Serve.”
The Uxbridge Lions Club scholarships were awarded to two members of the Uxbridge High School Class of 2021.  The scholarships are awarded to graduates who have been assets to UHS and the Uxbridge community through service and volunteering.
Colin Caso served in numerous ways but notably at the People First Food Pantry, Uxbridge Community Television and a local vaccination clinic.  
Drew Gauthier was President of Student Council and volunteered at the Uxbridge Public Library, Young Neighbors in Action, a local animal shelter and various fundraisers for important causes. Both racked up many hundreds of hours of volunteering.
Partnering with the Mendham Brothers of the Brush, the Uxbridge Lions helped to install a ramp at the home of a local youngster whose need came to their attention.  
The Mendham Brothers of the Brush is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and promoting public spirit and cooperation in the community.  A great collaboration resulted in just what the young lady needed.

 Bruce Clifton and Charles Hawkes of Brothers of the Brush partnered with Lions Garrett Kaplan, Deb Abate, Diane Seely and Mike Kaplan to  build ramp.

After being introduced to the Uxbridge Baseball Association in 2018, the Uxbridge Lions decided what it needed was a team of its own in 2020.  That season was canceled, but finally the Uxbridge Lions Club U-9 team took the field this spring in their yellow shirts.  And what at great year it was. What a pleasure it was for the Uxbridge Lions to see the enthusiastic players and their dedicated coaches having such a fun time with the support of their appreciative fans. 
The Uxbridge Lions are planning fall activities with their third annual Car Show on Saturday, October 2, at Valley Chapel in Uxbridge and its semi-annual shred event slated for Saturday, November 6, at the VFW on Route 16 in Uxbridge.

 Uxbridge Lions root for their team at final game of the season. President Diane Seely, Donna Featherstone, Mike Sulham, and Kathy Smith. 

Hopefully, the Uxbridge Lions Club will be able to resume in-person meetings in September at the Uxbridge Senior Center on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.  New members are always welcome to check them out to help grow this club with all of its worthy aspirations and goals.  Lions International is the largest service organization in the world with clubs in 200 countries with 48,000 clubs with 1.4 million members all seeking to improve the world through kindness. For information contact President Diane Seely at [email protected] or 508-450-2451.