Woburn's Festival on the Common will be held on Saturday, November 29 beginning at 3PM. Hayrides, petting zoo, lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa will highlight the event. Festival sponsored as a joint effort of Woburn's Service Clubs.
Save the Dates:
LICO Dinner - Dec 18
Children's XMas - Dec 21
Wine Tasting - Feb 21
Mid Winter Conf - Jan 31
Nov 27 - Canceled per Lew
Dec 4 - Steak Tips
Dec 11 - Chicken Parm
Dec 18 - LICO Dinner
Dec 25 - Lew cancels again!
60th Annual Halloween Parade
A Huge Success
The 60th annual Woburn Host Lions Halloween Parade held on Sunday, October 26th was a great success. Over 20 bands and more than 80 floats combined to make this the largest parade ever held in Woburn. It is estimated that more than 80,000 people watched as a total of 4000 participants marched down Main St. under a mostly sunny sky. Some of the most impressive bands ever assembled took part in this year's parade including the UNH Wildcats Marching Band, Spaulding High School, Jumbalaya Jazz Band, Highlanders Fife and Drum, Alvarine High School, Wilmington High, Burlington High, Dighton Rehoboth, Woburn High, Randolph High School and many, many more. The Hallamore Clydesdale horses and the Shriners Mini Haulers were also hugely popular and the local school floats were truly impressive.
Besides entertaining kids and adults alike, a main goal of the event is to raise funds for Massachusetts Lions Eye Research. These funds enable the medical research staffs of institutions such as Tufts Medical, Boston University, Schepens Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear to find cures for eye diseases and to develop new treatment methods for traumatic eye injuries. As in years past, the parade viewers donated generously to the cause, making this year the best one ever held.
The Woburn Host Lions would like to thank everyone who worked so dilligently to make the parade a success and especially all of the sponsors and individual contributors who gave so generously. Click here to see a current list of 2014 contributors.
Plans are already under way for next year's event. Save the date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Lions Club Theme: We Serve
Lew Best- President, Woburn Host Lions Club
Joan Baptiste- District Governor, District 33N