All posts by SalFerrante

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the day! A good day to stay simple, watch some TV, wrap up in your favorite blanket with a good book or movie, unplug for a day…Go ahead, its okay! For those of you who venture for shopping on Friday…May the shopping force be with you! For many of us, it will be a repeat of Thursday!

Oh, feel free to shop virtually at the Bethany Lions Club VIRTUAL Craft fair: No crowds and you can shop in your PJ’s! We have vendors sending in their Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Holiday Specials. Check back often!

Check out our craft fair Facebook page for this Friday/Saturday Vendor Meet & Greet: – masks not necessary!

Bethany Lions Club – Artisan, Crafter & Vendor Meet & Greet for 11/27 and 11/28 (Fri/Sat)

Here is our Friday only Vendor Meet & Greet Schedule:

Friday, November 27th

6:30 pm Lauren Van Bomel from Pampered Chef. Check out her website:

7:15 pm Bethany based Sue Marsh from Nurse to Farm Girl. You know her goats and goat milk products – She has great lotions and soaps plus more! Check out her website:

Saturday, November 21st

7:15 pm Sheila Ortiz from Custom Creations by Sheila will be joining us. She has super cool traveling mug designs! She’ll be showcasing her products and some great gift ideas! Check out her Facebook site – In the search engine type: @customcreationsbysheila

8:00 pm Christina Wall from Cloud2sunshine Designs will be showing us her handmade custom wire wrapped stone and glass jewelry. Check out her Facebook page at:

We hope you join us to see what Lauren, Sue, Sheila and Christina have to offer plus some great community social time – Lots of laughter – we promise! Link to meeting:

See you on Friday and Saturday! Go to our website to see all our artisans, crafters & vendors – You can also click on the zoom link on the home page of the website:

Bethany Lions Installation and Awards Ceremony


The Bethany Lions club held their annual installation of officers on Saturday, October 3rd at Bethany Veteran’s Park Picnic Pavilion.  23A CT District Governor Allen Sturtz, Ed.D.  installed the officers and Bethany Lions Immediate Past President Carol Goldberg handed out club member awards and recognitions.  Installed as officers for the 2020-2021 year were:

President                  Anne Dembski

1st. Vice President   Linda DuBosar

2nd Vice President   Clark Hurlburt

3rd Vice President    Brian DuBosar

Secretary                    Janet Brunwin

Treasurer                   James Tirrell

Tail Twister                 Janet Hescock

Lion Tamer                 Alex Dembski

Membership Chairperson   Sal Ferrante

LCIF Coordinator      Carol Goldberg

Drive In

The Bethany Lions Club wants to thank everyone who came out to the drive-in movie last night – It was a great time! We’re going to start planning the 2021 season and will be posting in the next several weeks a survey asking movie choices so we can come back to you in early 2021 to choose the 2021 drive-in movie lineup – with food trucks!  ��In the meantime, attached our ad slideshow as another “Thank You” to our ad sponsors for last night as well as our upcoming events!

Shredding event Saturday October 24

Please note that we will be respecting social distancing. A Lion or Boy Scout will take your shredding material from your car and put it in the

Due to Covid and in an effort to protect you and our Lions and Boy Scout volunteers there are a few rules that we need to implement.


Stay in your car
Wear a mask
Place shredding material in your trunk beforehand if possible
There will be an area to pull over out of the traffic lane if you need to exit car to deposit shredding material
Respect Social Distancing
Drive One Way – Exit around building

We are accepting free will donations. Our costs have increased, so please be as generous as you able to be.

We hope to see you on October 24th.

Questions? – ask a Lion