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Your Turn: Making a difference in Groton

Do you want to make a difference in your community and have fun doing it? Have you left a positive "footprint" in our Groton community? Would you like to? The Groton Lions Club is sponsoring an information night on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Groton Townhouse Restaurant, 355 Route 12, Groton. A complimentary dessert bar and hot and cold beverages will be available.

The Lions' motto is "We Serve," and as the Groton Lions celebrate their 92nd anniversary last month, they are proud to reflect upon their achievements thus far. "We want to share the great things we've done in the Groton area and beyond, and let others know how they can help continue this legacy," said Lion Jan Miller, a 24-year active member, club officer and Past Lions District 23-C Governor.

The club has been famous for selling Christmas Trees, hosting successful golf tournaments, and participating at the Groton Fall Festival to raise money for their endeavors. They have touched the lives of the hungry and homeless through Groton Social Services donations, as well as making a difference to Fitch High School graduates by providing scholarships and supporting grad parties.

The club has served veterans through participation in State of Connecticut Veterans Stand Downs. They have been benefactors to Bill Library, Chelsea Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations, Lions Low Vision Center, FIDELCO Guide Dogs, Connecticut Eye Research Foundation, Connecticut Radio Information Service, and so much more.

Lion Jan Miller, other Groton Lions, and Eastern CT Lions membership team will be present at the event to elaborate on these and other projects they have worked on. They will share their plans for a fall food drive as well. For more information about attending the event or participating in community service projects, contact Lion Jan Miller at (860) 460-3550 or Lion Teri Schlosser at (860) 670-3940. Find us on Facebook @Groton, CT Lions Club. You may also check us out at lionsdistrict23c.org.

Teri Schlosser is membership chair of the Lions Club district that covers Groton.

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