Block Island Times

Leos to focus on island projects

There are going to be a lot of scarecrows out here later this fall. The Block Island Leo Lions Club will see to that.
The Leos — the youth version of the Block Island Lions Club — met on a beautiful fall day underneath the pavilion at Ball O’Brien Park to map out some projects for the fall. This year, rather than concentrate on raising and donating monies to various programs, the Leos will concentrate on good works to help the community.
“Most of our activities are going to be outside,” said Molly O’Neill, one of the group’s two adult advisors (the other is Library Director Kristin Baumann), mentioning trail clearings and beach cleanups as two possible activities. She cautioned that groups participating in the activities will be kept small to adhere to health and safety regulations.
O’Neill said that The Nature Conservancy’s Ocean View Pavilion had been vandalized over the summer, and the Conservancy’s Naturalist, Kim Gaffett, could use some help at that location.
“It was a really bad summer up there,” said O’Neill.
There was also trash at the Ball O’Brien Park that needed to be picked up, and the playground needed weeding due to the

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