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Millis holds 19th Annual Millis Lions Club’s Don Reynolds Millis Beautification Day

Millis Boy Scouts Pack 115 take a break from cleaning up Millis during this year’s Millis Beautification Day.

On April 27th, volunteers from the Millis Selectboard, Millis High School Leos, Millis High School football and track teams, the Millis Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Nicky Adams and her team from Needham Bank; the women from AAA lead by Maggie McMenemy, kids and parents and Millis residents joined the Millis Lions Club for the 19th Annual Millis Lions Club’s Don Reynolds Millis Beautification Day. 

Matt Iorlano with their sons took part in this year’s annual Millis Beautification Day.


 “We had a great group of people who came together to make this event happen,” said Millis Lions Club committee chair, Lion Jen Donehey.  “We want to thank everyone who came out today, including local businesses like Needham Bank, AAA and Mass Improvement.  The Millis DPW also deserves a huge thank you for always supporting us in the annual event by picking up all of the bags of trash and debris from the various areas we clean” continued Donehey.

Millis Lions Melanie Resler, Clair Germano, Jane Hardin, Shefali Desai and Brooks Corl took part in the 19th Annual Millis Lions Club’s Don Reynolds Millis Beautification Day


Volunteers were provided with gloves, bags, grabbers, and vests.  Groups were dispersed across town, cleaning up trash and debris at Millis Town Hall, the Millis Middle-High School, Clyde Brown Elementary, the walking path behind Roche Brothers that connects to Route 115, Island Road at Oak Grove, Himelfarb Street and Acorn Street at Village Street, and the park at Rockville and Millis Fir Station 2, and many residents beautified their streets and open space areas around town. 
  Select Board member Erin Underhill said, “It is such a wonderful thing to see the families and businesses of Millis come together to give our citizens clean and safe places to enjoy and engage with their families. The Millis Lions have always been an integral part of our community and this annual spring clean-up event is just one more example of the support the Lions give our community.” 
 “Thank you to all who help keep Millis clean and beautiful,” said Jen Donehey.
About Lions Clubs 
Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. The members of the Millis Lions Club believe that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local and global communities. Lions help where help is needed - in our own communities and around the world - with unmatched integrity and energy. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands-on service. We serve neighbors who live next door and people on the other side of the world that we may never meet. The Millis Lions Club members are our neighbors and friends and business owners who enjoy the experience of working together to serve our community and the world through humanitarian and civic projects, vision and health screenings, scholarships for high school seniors, feeding and clothing those in need, and saving the environment. If you would like to learn more about Lions Clubs International, please visit their website  If you’d like to learn more about the Millis Lions Club and how you can make a difference, please visit our web site at or contact Lion Debbie Hayes at 508-816-6732.

Submitted by the Millis Lions Club