Lyndonville Lions tackle new projects, including planting new shoe trees

Posted 24 October 2021 at 2:24 pm

‘Trunk-or-Treat,’ highway cleanup and photo contest also on schedule

New trees were recently planted by the Lyndonville Lions Club and Yates Highway Department by the row of ash trees that are very popular for tossing footwear.

Press Release and photos from Lyndonville Lions Club

LYNDONVILLE – After a well-deserved break following the return of the Lyndonville Lions Club’s spectacular 4th-of-July festivities, the Lions are back in full swing with the following announcements.

This coming Halloween Sunday, Oct. 31st, the Lyndonville Lions invite all Lyndonville trick-or-treaters making their rounds to come by the parking lot of Yates Community Library to receive their special “Trunk-or-Treat” goodie bags. The Lions will be handing out treat bags during regularly scheduled trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 8 p.m.

In addition, the Lyndonville Lions, with assistance from the Town of Yates, are pleased to announce the planting of new “Shoe Trees” at the historic Foss Road location. The original trees remain. The Lions ask that everyone respect the new plantings while they grow and mature to become the next generation shoe trees.

The Lions Club asks people to respect to new plantings so they and get big and strong to shoulder a new generation of shoes.

Along with that, the Lions are also announcing a community photo contest. New welcome signs are in the works to replace the previous damaged signs, since removed, that graced the north and south entrances to the village of Lyndonville.

The new signs will prominently feature a photograph of the dam and waterfall in the central village. We invite everyone to submit their photo for consideration by posting it on the Lyndonville Lions Facebook page.

The contest will run between now and next May. The winning photo will appear on the new welcome signs. For this we require a high-resolution photo in horizontal format capable of being enlarged to 8-ft. Please note, most cell-phone photos do not meet these requirements.

And finally, the Lyndonville Lions are pleased to announce the return of their semi-annual Adopt-A-Highway cleanup event along Rt. 63 in Yates. Weather dependent, this year’s autumn clean-up will take place Saturday morning, Oct. 30th. Please keep a careful eye out for us as you drive by – but also give us a wave!

Along with that, the Lyndonville Lions are extremely proud to announce the re-introduction of the junior Lions Club – the Leos – with 12 new members under the dedicated and enthusiastic guidance of Lyndonville Central School instructor, Gina Marker.