MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In conjunction with the Mahopac Lions Club, Mahopac students unveiled more than 750 pieces of artwork this past fall for the second annual Art from the Heart event.
The program was to show gratitude to veterans and active service members in honor of Veterans’ Day.
Mahopac Lions distributed the artwork at the Veteran’s Chow Down luncheon hosted by state Sen. Sue Serino and PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Program, and again at the Veteran’s Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by Councilwoman Suzi McDonough and Purple Heart Homes New York Downstate Chapter.
The Mahopac Lions helped serve lunch and showed the veterans the appreciation they deserved as they distributed the students’ heartfelt pieces. They also collaborated with United for the Troops who sent the remaining artwork overseas to our active service members.
The Mahopac Lions hosted many other great events such as local Dine and Learns, Earth Day Clean Up, terrarium-making class, as well as fundraised for annual Mahopac High School scholarships, Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, End ALZ, ASPCA, to name a few.
The Lions are always looking for new members and exciting new ideas.
“My husband and I were looking for a way to meet local new friends while helping our community, said Farrah Ballard, Lions Club director. “We wanted to lead by example with our son and help him earn his community service hours while doing it together as a family. In my opinion, you can’t get any better than that, I’m proud to be a Mahopac Lion.”