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December 27, 2012

Lions club gives back to community

Ten organizations were recently awarded financial resources from the Lions club of Cooperstown to assist them in offering educational and recreational opportunities, according to a media release from the club.

Each grant request was evaluated to determine its impact on the community, the availability to diverse segments of residents and being consistent with the Lions Club mission.

The following grant requests were awarded: The Cooperstown Angel Network, Friends of Bassett, Boy Scout Troop 1254, Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties, Cooperstown Community Christmas Committee, Girls on the Run, Jail Ministry of Otsego County, Kid Garden at Cooperstown Elementary School, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) Disaster Relief, and Charity Water, the fundraising initiative of the Leo Club.

According to Lions Club president Jason Tabor, the Lions Club of Cooperstown has been a catalyst for community service and betterment. Hundreds of individuals and organizations have been impacted, in a positive way, through the many civic projects offered by the Lions.

The club expressed its appreciation to each organization for taking the time to complete and submit an application.

The Cooperstown Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesdays, September through June, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tunnicliff Inn.

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