Sunday, June 27, 2010

2010 Horsham Lions Scholarship Winner Kristina Wharton

Our sole 2010 scholarship winner is Miss Kristina Wharton, who attended Hatboro-Horsham High School. She and her parents visited our club during our July 1st meeting.

Kristina will be attending West Chester University this fall, studying nursing. She has already earned some college credits for nursing during her high school career.

Kristina has been very active in high school, participating in many sports, National Honor Society, and the Interact Club. She volunteers at Abington Memorial Hospital regularly.

Last winter, Kristina and a friend took it upon themselves to "adopt" a local family in financial need. They provided the family with Christmas gifts, for the children as well as the parents. They made sure the family had plenty of food for the holidays, and even helped decorate their home for the season.

Help us congratulate Miss Wharton and wish her continued success in her future.

2010 Hatboro-Horsham Golf Outing Recap

To the surprise of most of us, we did absolutely phenomenal this year. If you recall, we didn’t even have a golf outing last year, and the two years prior to that we did rather poorly.

All told, we earned about $2,200 after expenses. This editor cannot remember a success that great since his induction into Lions! This equates to 44 holiday dinners for Horsham residents in need, or more than 20 cataract surgeries for the poor in developing countries.

What made the difference? Certainly not the number of golfers. We only drew in about a quarter of the golfers we really wanted to see.

No, the big help came in the form of sponsorships from local businesses. Ten local businesses donated toward this event. All were given advertisements throughout the course.

Below are the sponsors who helped us tremendously:

  • Genuardi Supermarkets
  • Horsham Days Inn
  • Life Line Screening
  • Sage Technologies
  • Mary OKoren O.D.
  • Dad & Sons Inc
  • Carroll Engineering
  • Lee's Hoagie House
  • PJ Whelihan's
  • Advanced Hearing Systems

We’re looking forward to working again with the Hatboro Lions on another great outing next year!!

Horsham Day 2010 Recap

A fun time was had by all at Horsham Day 2010. We sold more roast pork sandwiches than last year, and we sold ice cream novelties in place of water ice.

All told we earned just a smidgen less than last year. The day was hot, which probably turned away some visitors. We also were competing with carnivals or fairs in two neighboring communities on the same day. Regardless, we now have another $2,000 to put towards the community, and for that we should all be proud!

We also had more than a dozen helpers from the Hatboro-Horsham High School on hand, which allowed some of our hard-working Lions to take a break for a short while. High school volunteers we wish to thank:

  • Carolyn Walker
  • Rachel McMahon
  • Mariah Duff
  • Christine Sferco
  • Katie Flynn
  • Krista Saunders
  • Christine Suh
  • Audrey Laurito
  • Emily Marvin
  • Jenny Jung
  • Sarah Alexander
  • Adam Blickley
  • Jill Larivee
  • Sriram Vaddempudi
  • Raghu Vaddempudi

By far, the most profitable part of the day was again the Dunk Tank. We had eleven courageous victims to sit in the dunk tank, including two Girl Scouts, three members of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation, and none other than Horsham Police Lieutenant Jon Clark.

Thanks to our brave dunk tank victims:

  • Isabella Delp
  • Tammy Tuckey
  • Jim Knopf
  • Lucy Troutman
  • John Mavrakis
  • Nikki Conner
  • Wayne Graver
  • Jessica Bornstein
  • Jake King
  • Lt. Jon Clark
  • Rob Trumpler

CLICK HERE To see the 2010 Dunk Tank Photos

for donating our roast pig!