Adams Lions Club Golf Tourney Set for May 18

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ADAMS, Mass. -- The Adams Lions Club’s annual golf tournament will be Saturday, May 18, at Forest Park Country Club.
 
Teams of four will compete in a 9-hole scramble format with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.
 
Proceeds will support Lions initiatives, including scholarships for local high school graduates and community events, such as a Halloween parade for local children and lunch for senior citizens. In addition, the club assists residents who need help with vision and hearing loss-related needs and supports research to cure eye diseases and diabetes.
 
The entry fee is $50 per player or $200 per team and includes nine holes of golf, carts, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, and a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one. Lunch from the Adams Lions Club food truck is included in the cost. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.
 
To register for the tournament, sign up at Forest Park, call Forest Park at 413-743-3311, or text or call Lion Nick Staffin, event chair, at 413-822-5732.
 
The Adams Lions Club has more than 60 members. Lions’ clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. More than 1.4 million members in over 48,000 clubs are serving in 200 countries around the globe.
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Community Remembers the Fallen on Memorial Day

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ADAMS, Mass. — Brothers William and Earle Charbonneau joined the Navy together on Sept. 11, 1942, served together and died together when their ship was torpedoed off Italy 80 years ago this May. 
 
"Our mother was their youngest sister, she talked about them all the time because they were 19 and 20 and she was 18," said Tammy McCarthy. "She talked about them all the time. She said the shock of that happening turned her hair white overnight. She dyed her hair ever since then."
 
The brothers were remembered during Memorial Day services on Monday morning, held in the Memorial Building.
 
"These heroes left the comfort of their homes, their families and loved ones, their friends to serve a greater purpose to preserve American way of life," said master of ceremonies Frederick Lora. "Freedom is not free and each generation must answer freedom's call and its those who paid the ultimate sacrifice that we remember today."
 
The observances included prayers from Deacon Greg LaFreniere, the reading of the Gettysburg Address and of "In Flanders Fields" by Hoosac Valley High School students Talia Rehill and Addison Colvin, respectively. The Hoosac Valley band played the national anthem and Rachel Scarpitto and Corey Charron taps and echo. 
 
District Veterans Agent Mitchell Kiel said Memorial Day is a day to honor and celebrate those who lost their lives in service to the nation. But "after these somber reminders of the meaning of the day ... how are you supposed to celebrate?" he asked. 
 
"They fought for the freedom that allows us to celebrate," Kiel said. "Because our families honor and remember their family members."
 
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