Bloomfield Lions Club celebrates 67 years of service

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bloomfield Lions Club will celebrate its 67-year anniversary on March 9 by having an open house on Saturday, March 18 at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library at 125 S. Franklin St., Bloomfield, in their Community Room from 1-3 p.m.

Talk to members and see what they do in the local community, district and within the State of Indiana. In addition, meet the Lions Club's Future Leader Dog puppy Thor and Career Changed Leader Dog Molly (currently a therapy dog).

Since the club’s chartering in 1950, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as school vision screening, third-fourth grade dictionary project, US flags posting and the Van Slyke Cemetery maintenance. Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to Bloomfield Scholarships (including JROTC), Bloomfield fireworks, Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library, Greene County Clothe-a-Child, eyeglasses for children, and the Boy & Cub Scouts. The club is currently preparing for the Farmers & Mechanics Federal Savings 125th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast, a pancake breakfast to support the Bloomfield Swimming Pool and Bloomfield High School Scholarships.

According to Sheryl Schafer, president, “We are proud of our club’s 67 years of service to the community. The Lion club members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

The Bloomfield Lions Club has 13 members and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at 292 N. Judge St., Bloomfield, at (their Club House). Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Bloomfield Lions Club, please contact Sheryl Schafer at 812-325-3130 or email

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Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4+ million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.