by Alexis Ann
The Mystic VFW is getting a jump on Spring and the 150 members of the Groton based 1109th AVCRAD, now serving overseas will benefit. Find out how the Mystic VFW Post 3263 $1,000 donation will make a welcome home even better on page 6.
Mark your calendars, March 7th! It’s time for the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation’s 4th Annual “Naturally Irish” Gourmet Dinner to be held at the Seaman’s Inne. The menu, comprised of all natural and organic foods, will be presented by fabulous culinary artist Christine Cooney of Puritan & Genesta Natural Foods, and hosted by Seaman’s Inne and Mystic Seaport. Providing festive and cultural entertainment for the evening will be The Brian Russell Band. The 2009 Grand Marshal Edward Murphy and 2009 Honorary Grand Marshal Fr. Theodore Klein will be honored during dinner. More details on page 18. Oh, and don’t forget the fabulous parade on March 22nd.
The New England Lions Council hosted an evening to benefit the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). Mehendra Amarasuriya, 2008 President, Lions Club International, from Columbo, Sri Lanka presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship to Groton Lion William Foreman, Waterford, and the Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship to Groton Lion Hugh Casey, Mystic. The Melvin Jones Fellow Award is the most prestigious award that Lions Club International Foundation presents to honor someone who demonstrated exemplary service to LCIF and their local community over several years. The Progressive Fellowship is awarded to someone who has previously received the Melvin Jones Fellowship and continues to emulate the Lions’ Motto of “We Serve” in an exemplary manner. Kudos to these Resident friends on page 19.
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