Christmas Trees 2019. Shortage!

 

UPDATE: We are sold out.

Hello Sandy Spring and surrounding community!

We will be selling Christmas Trees at the corner of 108 and Prince Philip Dr this year starting December 5.

As usual, our hours will be:

  • Thursday and Friday 3-6
  • Saturday and Sunday 10-6

until we sell out.

You may or may not be aware that there is a widespread shortage of Christmas trees this year due to a combination of a recession during planting season, blight, and a labor shortage. Because of this, we have received less than half the trees we normally do. Prices may also be slightly higher.

It is possible that we may get a second shipment but we are not counting on it. If you want a tree, we hope to see you this weekend!

Lions Prepare to Sell Ice Cream at the Montgomery County Fair

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Sandy Spring Lion John McCloskey cleaning behind the soda machine at the Montgomery County Fair Lions Ice Cream Barn.

Lions from our Sandy Spring club and others in Montgomery County have volunteered their last few Fridays to assist in the setup and cleanup of the Ice Cream Barn at the Montgomery Fair

Ice cream will be sold by Lions all week at the Fair, from Friday, August 9 until August 17. Our club’s day for selling is Wednesday, the 14th. Come and see us, we dip generously!

Hope to see you at the Fair!

Celebrating our 73rd Anniversary

This past Saturday, our Lions Club held our annual Charter Night, inducting Lion David Hull as President, and thanking Lion Bill Lavely for his leadership of the club these past two years.

Below are some highlights from the festivities:

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Presentation of honorary 1946 pin and original gavel to Incoming King Lion David Hull from Outgoing King Lion Bill Lavely

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Pastor Sue Shorb-Sterling lighting candles in remembrance of lions who have passed during this lions year—Lion Jim Kibbe and Lion Bob Zeender

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Guest installation officer District 22-W Past District Governor Susan Bonura installing incoming 2019-2020 President Lion David Hull

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New King Lion David Hull with his “ship of state” presented to him by PDG Susan Bonura

 

Sandy Spring Lion Bill Lavely elected 2nd Vice District Governor of 22-C

Our own current King Lion and Zone Chair Lion Bill Lavely was elected 2nd VDG for District 22-C at the Lions Multiple 22 Convention in Ocean City this week.

Lion Bill and other Sandy Spring Lions have campaigned tirelessly over the past year and their efforts paid off when the delegates selected him for this honor.

As 2nd VDG, he is expected to move through the chairs to District Governor over the next two years.

Pictures are Lion Bill and his wife Bobbie at the convention. Congratulations Lion Bill!

Christmas Tree Sales Have Started

The Sandy Spring Lions have begun our Christmas Tree sales.  We hear there is a shortage this year, but that does not discourage us, and we have NOT raised our prices.

Come visit us at the old hospital grounds at 2901 Olney-Sandy Spring Road at the corner of 108 and Prince Philip Drive.  We have all Fraser firs at a variety of sizes, priced accordingly.  Our prices range from $25 to $80.

Our hours, as usual, are Thursday and Friday 2-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm.  Sales will be very big this weekend so come by and check out our selection before it goes!

All money raised goes back to support the community.

Sherwood High School, 1931

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Lion Meredith “Brother” Pattie brought this framed photo to our meeting tonight of all the students of Sherwood High School (from all grades) present for the photo in the 1931 school year.  Included in the photo are Brother’s parents and uncle.  Also included is the father of current member Brenda Finkel.

Brother is looking to donate the photo to Sherwood High School or the Sherwood High School alumni association, but was kind enough to share it with the club first.