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Massena Lions Clubs adopts platoon in Afghanistan


MASSENA - The Massena Lions Club recently adopted a platoon from the 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion stationed in Afghanistan.

The Massena Lions Club Members met at the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce Office to pack five boxes with over $300 worth of items such as toiletry supplies, snacks, gum, movies and magazines.

Lions Club members helping were Rick Esterline, Peter Tennis, Darryl Chase, Linda Small Chase, Penny Pullmain, Cynthia Crowsen, Kay Romeo and former Lions Quest and Leo member Sarah White.

Lions Club President, Carol Perry said, “The Massena Lions Club whose motto is ‘We Serve’ uses money raised during the year at various fundraisers to support a variety of projects. In addition to adopting this platoon, we also aid the visually impaired and blind … providing exams/eyeglasses for children and adults in need. One of our major fundraiser for the year is our Rose Day Sale.”

The Massena Lions Club Rose Day Sale will be held on Fridayh. If you have not preordered your roses from a Lions Club member, you can purchase them on Friday at the Massena Town Hall parking lot. Members will be there starting at approximately 6 a.m. until late in the afternoon.

“We urge everyone to support the Massena Lions Club and if you are interested in finding out more about our organization the club currently meet on Wednesdays at 12:15p.m. at Dar’s Place. Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs,” Perry added.

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