On December 7, the Barrington Lions celebrated the holiday season at the Barrington Glows event at Barrington Town Hall. We met many new friends and also sold some of the beautiful Town Hall pewter ornaments.
Forty-two (42) pounds of trash! That's what the Barrington Lions Club and Change for the Better picked up along the bike path abutting Brickyard Pond on Sunday, November 10. Top items collected were plastic and foam beverage cups, beverage cans, and snack wrappers. Together, the Barrington Lions and Change for the Better have collected over 100 pounds of trash and recyclables, reducing waste and plastic pollution, improving our surroundings, and preventing harm to wildlife and humans.
On November 2 met new and old friends while serving refreshments at the Barrington Public Library during the Friends of the Library book sale event. Thank you to Brickyard Pizza, Squantum Association, and Vienna Bakery for donating treats for our refreshment table. Thank you to Barrington Books, Book Nerd, and Ink Fish Books for donating gift certificates for our Book Lover's raffle basket. We had a wonderful day!
The Barrington Lions Club and Change for the Better, a local environmental community service group, partnered to clean up Haines Park. We collected 68 pounds of trash and recyclables. Top items collected were tennis balls, nicotine gum packaging, beverage cans, and dog poop bags. It’s disheartening that this much waste was in the park, but we are glad we were able to collect as much of it as we did.
The Barrington Lions Club recently installed new officers. Thank you to the Tiverton Lions Club who hosted the event and to the Rumford Lions Club for their support. Pictured: Past International Director Peter Barilla, Lion Nancy Kelly, Past District Governor Bill Kelly, Barrington Lions President Doreen Burgers, Barrington Lions Secretary Pierre Burgers, Barrington Lions Membership Chair Sandra Pannone, and Rumford Lions Club Past President Craig Trodson.
The Barrington Lions Club collected 31 bicycles for Operation Stand Down RI's Pedal for Patriots. These bikes will benefit local veterans. Thank you, Barrington!