Santa Claus (a.k.a. Lion Don Hartzell) helps the North Branch Lions deliver Christmas gifts to residents at Gracewood Senior Living Facility Dec. 21. Shown (l to r): Santa, residents Laura Beil and Dorothy Davis, and Lion Alex Bates. Besides presents, the festive setting included music, singing and lots of treats.
North Branch Lions brought a little extra holiday joy to Ecumen of North Branch residents Dec. 18 when they delivered presents and an uplifting “Merry Christmas” to the aging residents. Shown here delivering presents to Buck Freeland and Gladys Robinson is Lion president Chris Thoma and his daughter Gracie, who made a big hit with [...]
A team of North Branch Lions worked Wednesday evening and Thanksgiving morning to prepare free Thanksgiving dinners at the Chisago County Senior Center kitchen. “You Lions are a band of angels,” noted an elderly woman upon receiving two dinners. At right, 11 from the team paused for a photo opportunity shortly before dishing up the [...]
Syl Marking and Don Hartzel, representatives of the North Branch Lions, presented the winners of the Imagine Peace poster contest with cash prizes and certificates for free Blizzards at Dairy Queen on Friday, Oct. 26. Mary Colvin, middle school art teacher, was very pleased with the quality of the poster contest entries. Grace Mohs will [...]
Seven members of the North Branch Lions Club spent a recent Saturday morning picking all sorts of trash along both sides of a 2-mile stretch north of Highway 95. Pictured, from left: Lions Syl Marking, John Dolin, Chris Thoma, Bob Olsen and Mike Fluegel. Also helping was Alex Bates, not pictured, and David Danielson, who [...]