Since 1961 the Cumberland / North Yarmouth Lions Club has served the two communities by providing eyeglass service, sponsoring Greely scholarships, supporting and sponsoring local scout troops, delivering poinsettias to elderly at Christmas time, sponsoring Greely delegates to Boys and Girls State, the local Food Pantry, and spearheading the annual Christmas Tree lighting / Santa visit event in the Center. Other recipients are the Prince Memorial Library, Meals on Wheels, Iris Network, Opportunity Farm, Camp Sunshine, Camp Susan Curtis, and the Ronald McDonald House.
In 1987 the club organized a scholarship fund aimed at granting scholarships to Greely High School seniors and graduates who are continuing their education. Over the years more than $230,000 has been awarded to more than 200 students.
All the money to accomplish these things comes from our local Lions fundraisers: the Lions food booth at the Cumberland Fair, the annual citrus sale, the Cash Raffles, apple pie sales (proceeds to Food Pantry), and a food booth at Twin Brook events. We count on the people of Cumberland and North Yarmouth to support these fundraisers.
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