Theme of Community Day Celebration
The Emmitsburg Lions
Club knows how to celebrate the 4th of
July, from the food, to the horseshoes, to the
fireworks. This year, Emmitsburg will be celebrating
it's annual community day on Saturday, July 6th
with a small town, big time celebration of Emmitsburg’s
strong community spirit. The 20th Annual
Emmitsburg Lions Club Community Day (rain date of
Sunday, July 7th) will begin with breakfast
at the firehouse at 6:30 am and end after the
fireworks that evening (that begin at 9:45 p.m.).
Programs will be available from your local stores, the
Post Office or from any Lions Club member. You may
also click here for
an outlined schedule of the day's events. Come
join us in the fun and bring your friends and family.
Show them what fun a small town can have!
Lion Joe Ritz once
again pulled off an amazing feat as the Chair of the
19th Annual Lion’s Club Health Fair. This fair, held
March 16 in conjunction with The Gettysburg Hospital,
served more than 250 participants.
addition to informational booths, such as the
Alzheimer’s presentation shown here, the Health Fair
offered free screenings including vision, hearing,
oral cancer, foot problems, blood pressure, and
general health information. Optional low-cost blood
screenings were available also through the Gettysburg
Lion Joe Ritz did a
tremendous job handling this massive organizational
effort. Our group was joined, as usual, by several
supportive business and individuals in our community.
The Jubilee food store provided orange juice, milk and
doughnuts and the National Fire Academy lent us
screens for medical screening privacy. Mother Seton
School offered use of their facility and equipment.
Emmitsburg / Thurmont Lions Club Meeting
The Thurmont Lions
Club hosted the joint meeting of the Emmitsburg /
Thurmont Lions Club at Cozy Inn this March. The
meeting was held at the Cozy Restaurant in Thurmont.
It was a great opportunity to find out what each civic
organization is doing to help its own town as well as
the parent organization of Lions Club International.
Chicken Bar-B-Q & 1st Craft Fair
A wonderful time was
had by all, from the Lions who braved the 5:30 a.m.
alarm clock to turn and baste the chickens ever so
properly to valiant Lion Herb Gingell steadily working
his way through town keeping track of orders from
Shown are the
chickens as they begin to grill and below, three of
the master chefs getting ready to baste again.
Thanks to all of you
who enjoy the chicken we serve and, in doing so,
support the goals of the Lions International:
have provided 84 years of local,
national, and international
humanitarian service to the field of sight
conservation throughout the world. It is with your
continued support – the people of the Emmitsburg
area – that we, along with more than one million
Lions members around the world, will help reduce
eye disease and blindness.
Donations to World Trade Center Tragedy
Clarke, president of the Emmitsburg Fire Department,
attended the May meeting and shared his appreciation for
the check donated in support of the fund the Emmitsburg
Volunteer Fire Company established to help firefighters
and their families in New York City affected by the
World Trade Center bombing.
after seeing what firefighters had in New York City,
they realized how fortunate they were for the support
they have from the citizens of Emmitsburg.
Lions Club Gives
to the Local Community Through its Scholarships
Allen (Robert Gauss
scholarship) and Morgan Williams (George Morningstar Memorial
scholarship) won this
year's Emmitsburg Lions Club Scholarships. David will be
attending Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and plans
to major in English. Morgan is attending Duquesne
University and will be majoring in Communications.
members of the Emmitsburg Lions Club attended the
Leader Dog Day in New Midway and listened to a
fantastically inspirational speaker. The club made a
donation to the Leader Dog School, which graduated
191 dogs that are provided for those with little or no vision.
of the Emmitsburg Lions Club attended each of the
local churches on White Cane Day and collected
donations for the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns