Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Since March, the Marshfield Lions Club has been adapting to COVID-19 restrictions which put a pause on normal meetings and gatherings.
“Our club has been affected as everyone has,” said Lion Lily Michalski. “Normally we meet twice a month at China Chef for a business meeting and socialization. Our last meeting was in March, and now we email as needed. We definitely miss the socialization aspect.”
The impact of the coronavirus on summer events is already being felt. With Dairyfest postponed, the club also cancelled its annual fishing contest for kids which is traditionally held that weekend.
As Wisconsin returns to some form of normal with the end of Safer at Home, the club hopes to continue its charitable efforts.
“This time of year finds us starting to raise funds for charities through our cheese curd stand, Festival Foods brat barn and later on at the Central Wisconsin State Fair,” Michalski said. “We are definitely hoping to be able to continue with this at some point once it is safe to do so.”
Some of the local charities the Marshfield Lions Club supports include Marshfield library, the Personal Development Center, The Hannah Center, Marshfield Area United Way, Badger Girls State, Badger Boys State, and North Wood County Historical Society.
It also support Lions charities the Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Youth Exchange and the Wisconsin Lions Foundation.
“We continue to deliver meals each Saturday through Home Delivered Meals and hope to soon return to baking cookies at the Ronald McDonald House as we have done in the past,” Michalski said.