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January 2016. (See Photo Gallery)

Amherst Lions Club members recently began installing cross-hatch signs around Amherst. The signs alert drivers that the cross-hatch areas around the handicapped parking space are not parking spaces. Instead, the spaces allow those drivers and passengers who use wheel chairs or other such devices access to their vehicles. Lion Ken Jones noticed many drivers might not understand the need for extra space around a vehicle with a handicapped license plate and approached the club with a solution. In addition to the alert, the signs cite the New Hampshire law."We're focused on education, not persecution of offenders," said Lion Charlie Vars.  

For information on purchasing the $15 signs for your organization or business, write to amherstlionsclub@gmail.com or PO Box 1105, Amherst, NH, 03031-1105. 

April 2016.  (See Photo Gallery)

Amherst Lions Club members, along with NSB fiber artists sew pillowcases for local charities. The specially constructed, child-themed  pillowcases, each containing a special small stuffed animal, will be given to children in need. "Too often a child quickly departs a bad situation with few personal items," said Lion Danielle Pray, "now they can have not only something to carry their precious items, but can sleep on their very own pillowcase." Quilting Away, an Amherst quilt store at 17 Old Nashua Road, donated the fabric and sewing location.  On May 26, 30 pillowcases were donated to Bridges, a domestic abuse shelter. On June 10, 30 pillowcases were donated to the Anne Marie House, a temporary family housing residence. 

 

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