Mark Twain Night Cancelled

Dear “Mark Twain Show” Patron,

Mr. Richard Garey, the actor who was to portray Mark Twain at the Black River Playhouse on Friday, had emergency open heart surgery yesterday in Missouri. Our prayers for a complete recovery are with him.

The Chester Lions Club, sponsors of the show, regret that we were unable to arrange for another performer in the time allowed, and therefore we’re forced to cancel the event.

We thank you for your support. All payments received will be returned shortly.

Please let us know via return email that you’ve received this note.
chesterlionsclub@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Stan Pukash,  Chester Lions Club

The Tents Are Up!

You know something great is about to happen when you
pass by Chubb Park and see this!

Oktoberfest is this weekend! Weather reports are starting to improve, so make sure you keep this event on your calendar.  But just in case, food, beer, and entertainment will all be shielded from the elements, so don’t let the weather keep you away!

2012 50/50 Tickets Sold Out!

Thanks to the valiant efforts of all of our members, all 500 50/50 Raffle Tickets for this year’s Oktoberfest have been sold! Good luck to those who purchased them! If you didn’t get a chance to purchase one, make sure you buy one early next year!

Smaller 50/50 raffles will be held throughout the weekend as well so come on out and celebrate with us on September 29th and 30th! Click here for your free parking voucher.

Mark Twain Himself Tickets Available

Tickets are now on sale for the Chester Lions Club sponsored “Mark Twain Himself” show that will take

place at the Black River Playhouse on Friday, October 12th at 7:30 PM.This is a social event for our members, their families and friends, and the community.

One hundred years ago Mark Twain was the most popular speaker and entertainer in the world. He traveled the world packing theaters and town halls. “Mark Twain Himself” returns author and humorist Samuel Clemens to the stage. All from the pen of Mark Twain and authentic in every detail, this very entertaining and hilarious show is performed live on stage by acclaimed stage actor Richard Garey. This is great theater, chock full of comedy and heartwarming drama.

Tickets are priced at $18 per person. Refreshments will be served after the show. Tickets will be distributed via email (just like in the big city). This will surely be a sold-out event. Order tickets promptly to avoid disappointment. To request tickets, please click here and submit your information via the form.

“To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.” Mark Twain

50/50 Tickets Are Now Available!

It’s that time again! The Chester Lions Club’s Oktoberfest is right around the corner and we are selling tickets for our 50/50 raffle.

How it works: Only 500 tickets are sold at $20 a piece– the winner receives a max prize of $5,000 cash. Buy as many tickets as you like, provided we haven’t sold out!
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Lions Install New Board–Mischief Abounds

On June 28 at the Meadow Woods Manor in Randolph, the Chester Lions Club installed this year’s new board of directors to carry on the traditions of Lionism. But before any of that could be done, the long-standing tradition of returning the presidential bell to the current president had to be done. Mischievious members returned the bell this year at the installation dinner dressed as a baby. As president Bernd Anger passed the bell on to new president, Andrew Balysky, he instructed that Andrew guard the bell as if it were his own child … as the members have a traditional habit of stealing the bell away when presidents let down their guards.

President Balysky is a long standing member of the club who is an optometrist in Chester. Andy has been a dedicated member practicing daily the Lions credo of eyesight conservation. He will participate in the Lions signature event, The Chester Lions Oktoberfest, held this year on Sept. 29 and 30 at Chubb Park, in Chester. Joining Andy on the executive committee are Secretary Richard Lucy, of Plainsboro, and Treasurer Elizabeth Anger, of Chester.

During the awards ceremony Gerri LoSapio received the “MELVIN JONES FELLOW” award, the highest Achievement Award given by Lions International to a member for Dedicated Humanitarian Services. Elizabeth Anger and Joe Youngman received a second “PROGRESSIVE MELVIN JONES” award.

The Chester Lions Club would like to thank those who have supported us through the years. Please help us share our news and events.