Lions club donates to 9/11 garden
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The Maspeth Lions Club recently welcomed 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens member Evelyn Maniscalco and President Linda Metzger. In response, the Maspeth Lions donated $200 of the proceeds generated by its stand at the June Maspeth Street Festival to the Memorial Garden.

The Memorial Garden will be built at the foot of the flagpole in Juniper Park, where the 9/11 Candlelight Vigil will be held this year for the 10th anniversary.

The Maspeth Lions Club also welcomed new officers to the club’s positions.

The club welcomes Joseph Papavero, of Papavero Funeral Home, as its new club president. The club also welcomes Michael Aylward as treasurer, Eddie Kruck as Lion Tamer, Nicholas Bamonte as Tail-Twister, Rich Kichinski as First Vice President, Joseph A. Papavero as 2nd Vice President, Khaled Musa as 3rd Vice President and Ed Bivona as Club Secretary.

The Lions also acknowledges the effort and accomplishments of their Immediate Past President Michael Locascio.

The Lions are looking forward to the next couple of months’ events, which include the Maspeth Street Fair (9/25), Halloween Ragamuffin Parade (10/31) and Fall Bus Trip (11/13).

The fall trip will be to Renault Vineyard and the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. Those interested in attending should contact Joseph Papavero at (718) 651-3535 or Robert Marchese at (718) 899-5433. Trip tickets are $75 a person, which includes transportation, wine tasting, lunch, and much more.

The proceeds of the trip are donated to the Guide Dog Foundation and the Lions’ Eye Bank of NY.

Those interested in helping in these events and projects may stop into meetings throughout the year for more information about membership. The Maspeth Lions meet at Connolly’s Corner on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

However, for the month of August the club will have one meeting on August 11 at the same place and time.

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