Apalachin, N.Y. — In 1958, the Apalachin Lions initiated an annual “door-to-door” Broom Sale to raise money for service projects within the community. It continued for over 60 years, but in 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the door-to-door sales were discontinued out of concern for the health and safety of the community.
The community service fundraiser typically provided the Apalachin Lions with over $25,000.00 to finance its numerous community programs and provide aid to needy families. These programs and aid include disaster relief, scholarships for high school seniors, Special Olympics, highway cleanup, elementary and pre-school eye screenings, Christmas baskets, Santa Phones, the Easter egg hunt, emergency expense assistance, a summer picnic, a winter social for the visually impaired, back-to-school gift certificates, and the annual senior citizens dinner.
The Apalachin Lions still need to raise substantial funds every year to finance all these programs, and they still have an extensive inventory of brooms and other quality products. Rather than resume door-to-door sales in a time still filled with some uncertainty, the Lions will sell their brooms and products at stand-alone locations in Apalachin. Help support the work of the Lions by picking up a new broom and other quality cleaning supplies from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at both the Visions Federal Credit Union parking lot, 8836 NY-434, Apalachin, and Sweeney’s Market parking lot, 6518 NY-434, Apalachin. There is also an option to order online at WeServe@ApalachinLions.org.
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