History

Candlewood Lions - Since 1995

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1994 - 1995

Chartered April 11th, 1995 with 40 members

July 4th - First Pancake Breakfast

Christmas Show at the Candlewood Playhouse

1995 - 1996

Gold Sale

Adopt a Road

July 4th Pancake Breakfast

Citizen of the Year Award - Hugh Lewis

Donated a Big Screen TV and Sound System to NF Senior Center

Installed Christmas tree in Town to Light up New Fairfield

Sponsored Christmas Show and Community Party

Fair Days at New Milford-Terryville Fair

1996 - 1997

Gold Sale

July 4th Pancake Breakfast

Citizen of the Year Award - Danna Wells

Sponsored Grucci Fireworks at Danbury Fair Mall

Terryville Fair

AMOS House Breakfast Table Sponsor

CRIS Breakfast Table Sponsor

1997 - 1998

Gold Sale

July 4th Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored Grucci Fireworks at Danbury Fair Mall

Installed Christmas Trees

Christmas Party

AMOS House Breakfast Table Sponsor

CRIS Breakfast Table Sponsor

1998 - 1999

AMOS House Breakfast Table Sponsor

CRIS Breakfast Table Sponsor

Water and Juice for July 4th Parade

Gold Sale

Scholarships Established

Entertainment Books

1999 - 2000

AMOS House Breakfast Table Sponsor

CRIS Breakfast Table Sponsor

Gold Sale

1st Chili Contest

Partridge in a Pear Tree Craft Fair

Water and Juice for July 4th Parade

2000 - 2001

Melvin Hones Fellows Awarded - Rob Farella, Marty Steinberg

1st Wine Tasting

Water and Juice for July 4th Parade

2nd Chili Contest

CRIS Breakfast

Partridge in a Pear Tree Craft Fair

2001 - 2002

Melvin Hones Fellows Awarded - Jean Hazard

Knight of the Blind Awarded - Marge Gallo

International President's Medal - Bob Gyle

Eight new members joined

July 4th Parade Participation

2nd Wine Tasting

9/11 Pin Sale

Partridge in a Pear Tree Craft Fair

Red and Green Holiday Gathering at the Ethan Allan Inn

1st Dinner "The Malt Shop Mystery" Fundraiser

Visit to Ground Zero

2002 - 2003

Melvin Hones Fellows Awarded - Donna Bassriel, Jodi Rell

Knight of the Blind Awarded - Lovie Bourne

Ambassador of Sight - Bob Gyle

Eleven new members joined

3rd Chili Contest

3rd Wine Tasting

Partridge in a Pear Tree Craft Fair

Magical Holiday Party for Green Chimneys Youngsters at the New Fairfield Fire House

Red and Green Holiday Gathering at the Ethan Allan Inn

Participation in the Lion Mid-Winter Hoedown

2nd Dinner Mystery Fundraiser "Mr. Rios' Legacy"

"Shale the Can Day for Eyesight" Participation

Melvin Jones Fellows


1993 - Bob Gyle

1995 - Dick Grant

1996 - Hillary Bassriel

1998 - John Hodge

2001 - Jean Hazard

2002 - Alice Hoxie

2002 - Marty Steinberg

2003 - Donna Bassriel

2004 - Lovie Bourne

2005 - Fran Allen

2005 - Marlene Lamendola

2006 - Regina Knopf

2007 - Gerry Plantania

2010 - Beth Handsman

2011 - Norma Gyle

2011 - Greg Slomba


Knights of the Blind


1996 - Bob Gyle

1996 - Dick Grant

1998 - Nancy Beck

2002 - Alice Hoxie

2002 - Marge Gallo

2003 - Lovie Bourne

2005 - Frad Bourne

2006 - Pat Martin

2007 - Jean Knopf



Ambassadors of Sight


2004 - Bob Gyle

2006 - Marty Steinberg

2010 - Rob Farella