We printed our first edition in 2009 and have received numerous positive comments from long time residents, newcomers, visitors and businesses. One of the great advantages of living in Antrim and Bennington is the range of outdoor activities available to us.
Once again we had many volunteers who allocated many hours of their time to provide quality content for the Outdoor Guide. Virginia Dickinson was able to create and update the maps she had done in 2009. Great Brook School provided art work to replace clip art that was used previously.
We would like to give special thanks all of the sponsors who purchased ads to allow us to print over 8,000 copies of the guide. We have also updated the Internet version of the Outdoor Guide at www.ablions.org/. If you would like a PDF version of the OUtdoor Guide then you can get the cover and the main text also.
We appreciate the support from the local community over the years with our major fundraisers—Home and Harvest BBQ at Tenney Farm and selling XMAS trees. These funds allow us to provide assistance to the community for sight and hearing needs, families that may need a little help and youth programs.
We are always looking for additional members who can help expand what we are able to do for the community. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of our Lions Club.
Our cover photo was called Loon at Franklin Pierce Lake, courtesy of Frank Malinoski, the Lions Club 2012 Photography contest winner.
Antrim Bennington Lions Club
The Antrim Bennington Lions Club is pleased to have Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. as our major sponsor of this edition of the Outdoor Guide as they have generously provided the paper for the printing of this guide.
Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment by:
- Promoting environmental awareness among employees and local residents.
- Providing environmentally sustainable products and services to its customers.
- Maintaining its record of compliance with environmental regulations and standards.
- Continuing to invest in research to determine innovative ways to reduce waste and to efficiently use natural resources.
- Using environmentally friendly materials during the design and development of new products.
- Encouraging legislators and state officials to develop sound environmental policies and regulations.
- Continual improvements geared at reducing environmental impacts and pollution prevention identified in its Environmental Management System.
Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc is supportive of the following local organizations that help protect our natural resources:
- Contoocook and North Branch Rivers Local Advisory Committee Whose goals are to protect water quality, control invasive plant species and encourage safe and responsible use of its rivers.
- Gregg Lake Association - Whose primary goal is the conservation and protection of Gregg Lake, its surrounding forests, woodlands, marshlands, and wildlife.
One example of Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc support for our natural resources is the parking it provides so the community can use the Contoocook River with their canoes and kayaks.
Loon at Franklin Pierce Lake,
Courtesy of Frank Malinoski, Lions Club 2012 Photography contest winner