Members of the Winsted Lions Club at its Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 18.
Members of the Winsted Lions Club at its Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 18.
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WINSTED — The Winsted Lions Club held its fifth annual Halloween party fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 18.
Members of the club dressed up in creative Halloween outfits for the fundraiser that was held at Chatterley’s Banquet Hall.
For the event, Club President Joseph Zibell dressed up as “Tweety Bird,” even moving around with a cage.
“I’ve been a member for about six years now and I love it,” Zibell said. “We’re doing this to raise funds for our scholarship program, which gives $1,500 in scholarships each year to two graduating Winsted students. We also have many charities that we contribute to, including the Open Door Soup Kitchen and we also give food coupons to residents at the homeless shelter during the holidays.”
Member Peter DiMartino, who has been a member of the Lions Club for 32 years, said that the club is always welcome to new members.
“We are looking for people who want to feel good by doing things for others,” DiMartino said. “There are a lot of people out there who are like that, but they don’t know how to do it. The Lions Club is the place where they can do it.”
The Lions Club is a worldwide organization that was founded in 1917.
For more information about the Winsted Lions Club call Zibell at 860-921-6644.

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