Donate "PB and J" to benefit food shelves

The Arlington Lions Club is proud to be participating in the Bennington County Hunger Council's Peanut Butter and Jam Slam 2017 to benefit area food shelves. Our goal is to collect a total of 300 jars of peanut butter and jelly. In cooperation with the Arlington Lions Club, The Village Peddler located at 261 Old Mill Road in East Arlington and The Village Chocolate Shoppe located at 471 Main Street in Bennington are offering a free peanut butter cup for a donation of two jars or more. Donations of any kind of peanut butter or jelly are welcome. Please no expired or homemade items. Just drop off your jar at either store anytime from now to April 3.

Join the Lions

The Arlington Lions Club is very much alive, active and dedicated to serving the needs of Arlington and the surrounding area.

In the past year, the Arlington Lions have provided three scholarships for graduating seniors; co-hosted the Memorial Day parade and had a float in the parade; provided the "pool" and accompanying pavilion at the Arlington Recreation Park; sponsored the Norman Rockwell Reunion; provided vision screening for two schools in our area; delivered sand to senior citizens for their icy steps and pathways; put up and maintained the Christmas Lights on the town green; co-hosted the American Legion Christmas Party and participated in the Tree Lighting; in addition to the Club's core mission of providing support for eyeglasses and hearing aids to those in need.

Is there more the Arlington Lions would like to be doing? Absolutely, yes, but doing more means more members are needed. To learn more on how you can help serve the community, please join us at our Open House on March 16 at 7p.m. at the Village Peddler in East Arlington. Families welcome. Residents of Sandgate and Sunderland are encouraged to join as well. Can't make the Open House but interested in learning more, call 375-6037.

Healthcare education scholarships available

The Arlington Community Public Health Nursing Service has two traditional scholarships and one non-traditional scholarship available. Those eligible for the $1,000 scholarships must be a resident of Arlington, Sunderland or Sandgate and must be seeking to further his/her education in a health-related field. The scholarship is renewable each year of the recipient's schooling. The non-traditional scholarship is available to further one's education in a medical-related field. Those interested in acquiring an application should contact Karen Underhill at 375-0267, the Guidance Department at Arlington Memorial High School, The Martha Canfield Library, or Burr and Burton Academy. All applications are due by May 1.


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