Norwich Lions Club in the News

In Norwich, fair draws enthusiastic crowd, Valley News, August 14, 2023: Norwich — Laughter, music and the rumble of carnival rides were hard to miss and resist in downtown Norwich over the weekend. The annual fair is brought to town by the Lions Club and takes place on the green. This year’s festivities lasted from Thursday to Sunday and boasted 10 rides for fair-goers to enjoy. On a pleasant August Saturday, children could be seen laughing, crying and bustling with excitement on all of them.

‘Meadow Muffins’ contest raises money for community organizations, WCAX Television, October 8, 2021: Norwich — Cows will make a mess on the Norwich Green this weekend but it’s all for a good cause. Two cows will be in Norwich Saturday for the annual “Meadow Muffin” contest. The cows will be let loose in on the green. When they “do their business” in a marked-off square, the person who purchased that square wins the cow cash. The rest of the money raised goes to charitable organizations. The event usually takes place at the Norwich Fair, but the fair has been canceled for the last two years because of the pandemic.

New CHaD Treatment Room Wraps Take Patients on an Adventure, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Press Release, April 3, 2020: Lebanon — Funding through the Norwich Lions Club, Byrne Foundation, and Dreamakur allows CHaD patients to take a dive in a colorful voyage under the sea or look for lions and giraffes while exploring the great wonders of an African safari.

Lions Club 5K at Storrs, The Valley News, September 2018: Hanover — The Norwich Lions Club is gearing up to host its first Lions Club 5K race on the trails of the Storrs Pond Recreation Area on Sept. 30.

Norwich Fair Now Open, The Valley News, July 20, 2018: Brion McMullen, left, helps Phil Wheeler, right, both of Norwich, unload electrical wire while setting up for the Norwich Fair sponsored by the Lions Club on the village Green in Norwich, Vt., Wednesday, July 19, 2018.

Norwich lions Honor Sabatelles, District 45 of Lions Clubs International, September 20, 2017: The Norwich Lions Club recently honored Lions Rob and Laurie Sabatelle and presented them with a Lions Plaque for their 10 years of Norwich Fair dedication and leadership. 

Forum letter from Jane Korey, Norwich Historical Society Trustee,The Valley News, February 4, 2017: I would like to add that this activity (Depression-Era Diary: Norwich Students Prepare Historical Society Exhibit) is part of a long-term collaboration between the school and the historical society, sponsored in large part by a grant from the Norwich Lions Club, that brings most Norwich students to the historical society every year for hands-on history experiences that range from shearing sheep to unpacking an immigrant child’s trunk.

Lions Roar! The Norwich Times, Winter/Spring 2015: With the help of local businesses at its July fair, the club raises more than $20,000 each year for charity. You probably know that the Lions Club runs the Norwich Fair each year, complete with rides, cotton candy, the dunk tank, a pig roast and even a Meadow Muffin competition. But you probably don’t know how many businesses help out behind the scenes, or how many local charities benefit from funds raised at the event.