Heartland Lions Club
The Lions Club serves the towns of Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge. Â The Heartland Lions Club was chartered in 1957 by Lions Clubs International. The club name, Â “Heartland”, signifies that the club’s service area is in the heart of Vermont. Â Goals of the Club are to promote vision and hearing, assist area residents in purchasing glasses, providing information on diabetes, support the local food shelf, also provide annual scholarships for educational ventures totaling $3,000 for graduating high school seniors.
For several decades, the Heartland Lions Club has owned and operated the Paine’s Beach recreation area on North Windsor Street in South Royalton. Â A picnic pavilion, charcoal grills, sandy beach on the White River, and space for family recreational activities are available on site. Â Paine’s Beach is open from Memorial Day through mid-September and is available for reservation for families, church groups and others.
The Heartland Lions raise funds through ventures at the Tunbridge Fair, selling food at the History Expo and the Sheep and Wool Festival, Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Memory Tree as well as the annual Valentines Dinner Dance and Raffle. Â All funds raised through these ventures are put back into the area communities.Â
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at the South Royalton School. Â We welcome visitors, please come join us.Â
For information, please contact Walter Hastings at #(802)-356-5203 or Carol Greene at #(802) 291-3750. Â To reserve Paine’s Beach, please contact Pam Levasseur at (802) 763-2766.