Barkhamsted Lions Club cleaning up Squires Tavern on Sunday, April 11. Photo by Chris Rabago.
Barkhamsted Lions Club cleaning up Squires Tavern on Sunday, April 11. Photo by Chris Rabago.
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All photos by Chris Rabago
BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Lions Club spent some time on Sunday, April 11, volunteering to clean up the outside of Squires Tavern.
The Squires Tavern building was built circa 1795 and was owned by local farmer Bela Squire and his family.
The land and building were both purchased in 1884 by the Ullmann family, which owned it until the 1920s, after which it became part of People’s State Forest.
In August 2001, the Historical Society signed a 30-year lease with the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Since then, the society has turned the building into a museum filled with artifacts and exhibits about Barkhamsted’s past.
Volunteers took turns cleaning up the outside of the property, including raking and hauling away leaves
Barkhamsted Lions Club President Dave Roberts said that the club partners with other nonprofit organizations to help the needs that they have.
“One of the causes for the Lions Club nationally is the environment,” Roberts said. “We have almost 20 people that signed up for this today, both Lions and non-Lions. We want to support our community whatever the need is in the community.”
“We are starting to do Lions At Work days, where we find volunteer projects around the community to help out our neighbors,” club Vice-President Lauren Howard said. “If anyone is interested in becoming Lion, anyone at any age can join. We have the Leo Club for children and Lions Club for adults. It’s a wonderful way to get out into the community, meet new people, and help out others.”
For more information email dave@daveroberts.org.

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