Sandy Spring Lions help Boy Scout Troop 759

Boy Scout Troop 759 poses in front of the rain fly they obtained through a donation from the Sandy Spring Lions Club

Boy Scout Troop 759 poses in front of the rain fly they obtained through a donation from the Sandy Spring Lions Club

The Sandy Spring Lions Club recently received a thank you letter from Boy Scout Troop 759 of Ashton, Maryland.  Last Spring the troops received a donation from the Club which they used to purchase a new rain fly.  The rain fly was used on a recent camping and rafting trip to Ohiopyle State Park in  the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

The lions are proud to support local community organizations like these scouts and are excited to work with them more in the future.

Lions Cleanup Day a Success

The Sandy Spring Lions Club participated in a project organized by Lions Narcy Klag and Alan Ballard on Saturday.  The club sent about 8 Lions to a house in Ashton to help the owner, who has been ill, with an unmanagable overgrowth in her yard.

This was happening on the same weekend that Lions were volunteering at Joe’s Ride in Olney and preparing the float for the Olney Days Parade on Sunday, so it was rather hectic.

Overall the project went very well, as you can see in the photos below.  We had one riding lawn mower, two push mowers, and three sets of hedge trimmers.  We also had a large yard waste dumpster graciously provided by the county.

There is still some cleanup and hauling to be done so we will be organizing a few more days to work on this project in the near future.

before-picture

Lion Narcy posing in the yard for the before picture.

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Lion Narcy posing in the yard for the after picture