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Ashland Lions Club February Update

Some lucky meat raffle entrants won some high-quality cuts of meat.

Welcome New Members!
Ashland Lions welcomes its newest members Lion Chris Frederick and Lion Cissy Seeto to the club! If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Ashland Lions, please reach out to us via email at [email protected] for details.
Ashland Lions Meat Raffles
Ashland Lions will continue its tradition of meat raffles at TJs Food and Spirits in Ashland. Come join the fun on Saturday, Feb. 4, 12-4pm. Early bird tickets before 12:30pm. As always there will be great food, fun people and great meat to choose from. For more dates and times, check out our Facebook page. See you there!
Senior Breakfasts 
Seniors, why not join us and other members of the community for breakfast? Senior Breakfasts are on the first Thursday of each month, held at the Ashland Senior Center, 162 West Union St. in Ashland. This event runs through May.
Eyeglasses and Cellphone Collection
Eyeglasses and cellphone collection is a year-
round project with collection of used 
prescription and nonprescription eyeglasses, 
sunglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. Since September, we have collected over 800 pairs of eyeglasses!
Collection boxes are located at:
Ashland Post Office
Ashland Senior Center
Old train station - Ashland
Moody Optical - Ashland
Middlesex Bank – Ashland
Fayville, MA Post Office
Studio Optics – Framingham
Southborough Senior Center
Southboro Post Office on Rt.85 
TJ’s Food and Spirits
The Residence at Valley Farm
Congrats to our Youth Speech Contest winners!
The Ashland Lions and Greater Ashland Lions held their annual combined club-level Youth Speech Competition on Nov. 17. The contest was open to all students grades 9-12 provided they were sponsored by a Mass Lions Club or Leos Club. Judges not familiar with the contestants were selected to score each contestant on delivery, effectiveness and the content of their speech. This year’s topic was “Environmental Crisis: Fact or Fiction?”, and each contestant had to prepare and present a speech 5-8 minutes long on the topic. All the contestants did an excellent job. Our first-place winner this year was sophomore Ragav Iyer, and first runner up was freshman Hasini Reddy. Since the contest was sponsored by both Lions Clubs in Ashland, the top two contestants both moved on to the Region/Zone competition to compete at the next level, held on Saturday, Jan. 14. Mr. Iyer and Ms. Reddy should be very proud of their accomplishments. Special thanks to our judges, timekeeper, scorekeepers, text reader and other volunteers who made this event possible. Due to the contest rules, we were unable to share these results until now.
Stay up-to-date on Lions happenings
To see the latest status of our events, please visit our Ashland Lions Facebook page. Click the Like button and you will be automatically notified of changes or cancellations. While you’re at it, be sure to follow Ashland Town News too!
Lion Dan Mitchell