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Work-weekend a Success at Camp Marcella


Work-weekend a Success at Camp Marcella

2011CM1The Annual Work-Weekend at Camp Marcella took place on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. Over 100 Lions and other “Friends of Camp Marcella” joined together in their efforts to do repairs, grounds clean-up and other maintenance chores at the camp in readiness for the up-coming camping season. Although this is the major “annual clean up campaign” other Lions and Leos Clubs and supporting groups do schedule individual days more convenient to their schedules.

Thank you to everyone who supported this work weekend. A special thanks also goes out to the Wayne Leos, under the direction of District 16A Leos Chairman Al Ruffini for their tremendous efforts put forth on Saturday, May 7th. Great job Leos!!

Lions Clubs are always welcome to volunteer their time in support of the many “chores” that go along with keeping Camp Marcella the premier facility that continues to serve the visually-challenged children who2011CM3 attend. “Sweat Equity” is just as valuable as a cash donation in many cases and we invite any Lion or “Friend of Camp Marcella” who may
be a licensed plumber, licensed electrician, a mason-or anyone interested in volunteering their talents to contact DG Mike Pacala at 201-933-8550 or e-mail: to arrange a work date at Camp.




“Church Ministry Sponsors Fundraising Effort for Campers”

Under the direction of Bart Spears, Coordinator of the Music Ministry of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Roebling a benefit show was held to raise funds for children to attend Camp Marcella this summer. Many members of the church and surrounding communities provided their musical talents in support of this fundraising event in memory of Jennifer Hise, a former camper and counselor at Camp Marcella

The creation of this event came about from an idea by Jennifers’ family to do something in memory of Jennifer on what would have been her 25th birthday. Jennifers’ love for Camp Marcella was shared with the Church Minister, Bart and
other members of the congregation and from their efforts came the idea of the benefit performance. There was standing room only as residents of Roebling and surrounding communities, as well as a number of Lions from around the
state joined together in making this event a success. As a result of the shared efforts funds were raised that will allow at least 4 campers to attend Camp Marcella this summer!