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Ashland Lions Club January 2024 Update

Christmas Trees at the Farmers Market a huge success!

The Ashland Lions had a fantastic year selling Christmas trees and wreaths in our new location at the Ashland Farmers Market. The lot opened the day after Thanksgiving and wrapped up on Sunday, December 10th! We would like to thank the people of Ashland and surrounding towns who purchased their tree or wreath from the Ashland Lions tree lot to support a good cause, because 100% of the proceeds from selling trees and wreaths go to our local community and Mass Lions Eye Research Fund. 

In addition to donating back to community organizations with the money we raise, this year we were also able to contribute to the Ashland community through experiences. Starting this year, the Ashland Lions were proud to support our town holiday lighting ceremony with hot cocoa and cookies. As a special feature this year, we also did a free meet-and-greet and photo for over 75 kids with Elsa from the Frozen movie series at the Farmers Market gazebo prior to the holiday lighting ceremony.

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. In the past year we have collected over 800 pairs of glasses!

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

Happy New Year Ashland!

The Ashland Lions Club would like to thank the Ashland community for all its support again this past year. With your help we had a successful coat drive, golf tournament, successful meat raffles, a great golf ball drop, and a fantastic year selling Christmas trees. We hope to see and hear from you soon!

Ney year, new opportunities

Why not make Lions Club Red your color for 2024 and participate in service to the community? If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Ashland Lions, please reach out to us via email at [email protected] for details, or message us on Facebook! You can also find several Ashland Lions members at Honeydew on West Main Street most weekday mornings.

Willow Schare poses with Elsa at the Ashland Lions Christmas Tree Lot

The Ashland Lions are grateful to the Ashland High football team and Coach McKay for their help unloading hundreds of trees upon arrival, and to Boy Scouts Troop 232 and Leos Club members who volunteered every weekend to sell trees and wreaths. A big thank you to our town manager Michael Herbert, and to Steve Mitchell from Ashland Farmers Market for making our new location possible.  Most importantly, Ashland Lions thanks its members for their efforts with preparing the lot, covering every open shift, and cleaning up when everything was done. We hope to see you again next year!

Coats for Kids and Families

Ashland Lions Club partnered with Anton’s Cleaners for the Coats for Kids and Families Drive to collect warm winter coats for adults and children. Due to your generous donations, we were able to collect over 500 coats this season! Thanks to Focus on Fitness, Cleaner’s Choice, Ashland Police and Fire departments, and the AHS Leos Club for setting up collection stations and supporting our coat drive!

Ashland Lions Meat Raffles

Ashland Lions is continuing another great year of meat raffles! Our next one will be held on Saturday, January 6 at 12pm, at TJs Food and Spirits in Ashland, and continue the first Saturday of each month throughout the winter. As always there will be great food, fun people, and great meat to choose from. See you there!

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!

King Lion Dan Mitchell

Ashland Lions Club President