Rockland Lions Tree Sale Report

December 22, 2011

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Kiley and Kate picked a perfect little tree for home.

Rockland Lions Past President Frank mans the fire barrel

The Club that has no fun has done it again. Once again, our good friends at The Brick and Mortar Flower Stand set us up with one hundred great Christmas trees.  Much like the Lion’s aging members, the trees weren’t quite as good as they have been  in past years, but were still the best value in town.  From $20.00 to $50.00, every  tree sold, leaving the club with about a thousand dollars in profit . Rockland Lions Club raises and donates up to ten thousand dollars per year to eye research and many other charities and local causes.

The Rockland Lions Club runs the best one-day tree sale in town. In fact they run the only “one-day” tree sale in town.  “It’s not just about selling trees,” says former King Lion, Frank McGuire. ” It is about giving back to the town, promoting the Lions and having fun.  The Lions had the chuck wagon cranking out hamburgers, hot dogs, and Italian sausages with peppers and onions.  Also offered were  the best stuffed hot cherry peppers around along with gallons of  that famous mediocre clam chowder.  The Lions served up dozens of cups  of hot cocoa as well as a few of Lions “hot” cocoa, too.

John and Sue load up on carbs for their next marathon.

Jane and "Rita Howes it going" worked the sale all day.

Faria and crew are repeat customers for three straight years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Third Annual Rockland Lions Tree Sale was a huge success. The club sold 94 trees and gave away six. The Lions would like to thank Mel Pinto,  Manager of Walgreens Rockland, for all her support to the Lions Club.  I would like to ask all Rocklandnews.com readers to please consider Walgreens for all your pharmacy needs. Special thanks to Mike Brennon of the Brick and Mortar Flower Stand, working out of Artery Fruit in Quincy. Special thanks to Delightful Debbie O’Brien and Mr. and Mrs.  John Ward for donating trees to needy families.

Lion Mike ties this thirty- foot wonder down tight.

 

It appears Lion Jay split his pinky finger in half, good thing for duct tape.

The Lions wagon and sign wrapped up and delivered for 2011

The Otto the Talking Auto restoration fund was on hand for the tree sale.

With the close of the tree sale, the Rockland Lions Club wrapped up its fund-raising efforts for 2011. The club ran dozens of successful events all year long, ending with the tree sale. The Rockland Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Lions Club is a group of fun-loving men and women who enjoy public service in a fun and rewarding way. The Lions Club welcomes new members and invites anyone who might like to know more about the Lions to contact any current Lions Club member.
Merry Christmas and Thank You from the Rockland Lions Club.