Submitted by Nick Jones,
The Lions Club will start permitting 22 ga rifles and handguns on the first and fourth Saturdays starting this coming Saturday morning August 25.
There has been strong demand for the Club to add 22’s.  With a professional range master, Tom Sheehan and the improved backstop, the Lions have revised range rules to accommodate the guests.  The Club is responding to families that wish to bring their kids out and most do not have handguns but do have 22’s.

The charge remains at $15.00 and will be open to the public from 8 am-noon. The Lions may extend time to 1 pm depending on demand. Guests can shoot as long as the facility remains open. The range is located across from Tractor Supply on SR 50 in Groveland.

For the past 50 years, the Clermont-Minneola Lions Club has played an active part in the south Lake Community and isn’t slowing down.

2018 (SOUTH LAKE TABLET) Pictured L-R: Dan Strauss, Past President; John Coyner, Treasurer; Nick Jones, Lion Tamer; Horace Harper, President; Russ Hope, Director; Tony Radogna, Tail Twister; Royal Ward, First VP; Greg Evans (Installing Officer); District Governor, Irving ‘Tito’ Navarro.Seated: LaShonna Perez, Secretary; Barbara McGinnis, Membership.

On the first Sunday of each month, the Lions can be found at the Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market selling brooms made by the blind. It’s a source of fundraising that supports the blind as well as people with vision problems. Lions point out that straw brooms are mandated in commercial kitchens as they absorb pathogens that synthetics do not.  They are great for homeowners in keeping solvents off the garage floor as well as pathogens off the kitchen floor.

The brooms come in two sizes: the smaller, standard size broom is offered for $13.  The larger broom is slightly more expensive, steel banded and has a stronger pole handle.

The Lions accept all kinds of used eyeglasses. The prescription correcting lenses are recorded by State prisoners, after which the glasses are distributed around the world to thousands of people with no other way to get corrective eyeglasses. Sunglasses are recycled locally.

The Club meets at 6 pm on the second Thursdays of the month at St. Mathias Episcopal Church social hall, 574 Montrose St., downtown Clermont.  The Club always welcomes volunteers and guests to drop by.

Contact Dan Strauss for information via email:
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