The history of the Nashwaaksis Lions Club:
The Nashwaaksis Lions Club was formed on March.22nd, 1966. The 16 chartered members were: Darrell MacPherson, Charles DeWolfe, John Bennett, Claire Hawkins, Norman Baird, Gary Bolton, Wilson Coughlan, Arleigh Evans, Everett Faulkner, Herby Hawkins, Bill MacDonald, Barnie Plume, Colter Pugh, Ed Smith, James Toon, and Fred Wilkins. Lion Claire Hawkins is still a member.
The Nashwaaksis Lions Club is recognized world wide as the founder of the “Huggy Drug Awareness Program” and is home to Huggy Lion, who is over 25 years old.
Since 1966 the Nashwaaksis Lions has helped fund many community programs, and individuals. Just to name a few Ron Evans Bursary, IWK, Children’s Wish Foundation, Cubs and Scouts, The Salvation Army, The Fredericton Food Bank, Diabetic Summer Camp for Kids, local sports teams, and many local schools.
The Nashwaaksis Lions Clubs raises the money needed to fund such projects by holding a weekly radio bingo on Country KHJ, charity BBQ’s, Road Tolls, Citrus Fruit Sales, A FREX Booth, and Hall Rentals for weddings and parties.
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