Money raised supports many charitable endeavors

By Alison Rooney

If you make it a point to shop and eat local, it’s not difficult to earn back far more than what you put into the new Lions Club of Cold Spring Discount Card. Back for its fifth year, the card is crammed on both sides with great offers from many local retail, dining and service establishments.  The $10 per card raised will go to support the many charitable endeavors the Cold Spring Lions are involved with, from holiday toy drives to meals for seniors, scholarships and more. The cards, which can be purchased at the Foodtown office and also personally through some of the members of the Lions, are valid through the end of June, 2012, so it is advantageous to purchase one as soon as possible to get the most value.

Lions Club members (l-r) Frank Milkovich, Fred Clarke and Betty Budney outside of Foodtown.

According to past Cold Spring Lions President, Fred Clarke, the original idea was not only to raise money for Lions’ charities, but also to promote local businesses. All of the businesses this year are located in Philipstown and/or staffed by Philipstown residents.  There are so many this year that Clarke said “I wish the card was larger!Clarke and fellow Lions Betty Budney and Frank Milkovich were found outside Foodtown the other day, selling the cards.
Participating businesses, each offering a specific to them discount, are:

Lion's Club card (photo by Mindy Jesek)

Cold Spring Pizza, Cup-o-cino Cafe, Papa John’s Pizza, Whistling Willies, Riverview, Silver Spoon, Graze, Plumbush Inn, Back In Ireland, Garrison Market, The Country Goose, Hudson Valley Thunder, DJ Radio Fred Productions, Hudson Valley Outfitters, Art to Wear Too, Reigning Cats & Dogs, Romeo & Juliet Hair Salon, Frozenberry, Pali’s Lunchbox, Go-Go Pops, Monsieur Fix-It, Constitution Island Tours, Antipodean Books & Prints, Deb’s Hair Design and Exit Drake Realty.

The vendors all give their discounts each time the card is presented.  Mindy Jesek, a member of the Lions, points out that they make great gifts, too.
Photos by A. Rooney, except as noted

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Rooney has been writing for The Current since its founding in 2010. A playwright, she has lived in Cold Spring since 1999. She is a graduate of Binghamton University, where she majored in history. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of Expertise: Arts