The Hanover Lions Club will be hosting a celebration of New England Craft Brewers and Local Food Artisans at the Upper Valley Oktoberfest to be held in October from at the Top of the Hop and Alumni Hall on the campus of Dartmouth College. The event will provide the attendees with a tasting of more than 20 breweries and brew pubs while savoring delicious local cheese, meats, breads and other delicacies. Dartmouth College is not affiliated with this event.
Tickets will be able to be purchased at our web site www.uppervalleyoktoberfest.com. No tickets will be sold at the event and all sales are non-refundable.
We will limit the attendance to the first 500 guests. All proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the Lions' local charities and scholarships. We will also be holding a silent auction with many, many gift certificates to area restaurants, country stores, and pubs.
All attendees must be 21+ years of age. You will be given 12 tasting tickets upon entry. All beers and ales will be served by the master brewers or their representatives. Local donated food samples will be served by the cooks, bakers, and cheese makers of the Upper Valley. We retain the right to refuse admittance and/or remove an attendee at our discretion.
Our club celebrated its 75th anniversary three years ago and currently has more than 30 active members. Our motto is ‘We Serve.’ Our projects and charities range from providing an Annual Senior Barbecue and volunteering at the Prouty, to assisting needy Upper Valley neighbors with eye and hearing exams, eye glasses and hearing aids. We also sponsor local sports teams and scouts. We hold food drives, donate funds to local shelters, and support the development of nature preserves and sports fields. The Club provides scholarships to Hanover High School seniors who provide volunteer service to our local community.
The Prouty: July 11, 2015The Hanover Lions once again cooked for the Prouty, an event that we've been supporting since its inception. Here's a letter from our organizer, Star Johnson:
Dear fellow Hanover Lions,
As most of you know, last Saturday the Hanover Lions manned the Prouty BBQ tent for the 33rd year in a row, and a few weeks prior to that, on Saturday, June 21, we sponsored the 22nd annual Twin State All-Star Lacrosse Games (21st for boys, 18th for girls), something we’ve done almost every year since 1996 (one year interrupted in 1997, when the games were held in Middlebury, VT). Barbequeing at The Prouty is a service we provide to help make the event a tremendous fund-raiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, while sponsorship of the All-Star Games is a service we provide to both honor the senior all-star lacrosse athletes of Vermont and New Hampshire, and generate income for our charitable fund. Both events require considerable time and effort commitments from our group, but they are both well worth it, and, are events we enjoy participating in. We should also be proud that we provide these services to the Hanover and greater VT-NH communities. I would like to thank all the Lions that participated in both of these events; they were great fun, and I enjoyed working with everyone in the group.
The Hanover Lions Club has dinner meetings on the third Thursday of every month from September through June at 6 p.m. at the Hanover Inn. We also have a holiday party in December and a summer picnic in June. In addition, we volunteer for various community and fundraising events during the year.
Monthly Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.