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Yarmouth Lions Bring Cool to Clam Fest

A staple of the Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Yarmouth Lions Club are ramping up community service awareness, food and fun

– July 16, 2018

The Yarmouth Lions Club has been participating at the Yarmouth Clam Festival for over 50 years, but this year, they are ramping up fundraising efforts to do more good in our town, and within Maine.

This year’s Clam Festival parade theme is “Totally 80’s”, so the Yarmouth Lions thought it would be fun if the King of the Jungle became the King of Pop. During the parade, club members will be dancing behind a Michael Jackson “Thriller” themed limousine to re-recorded Michael Jackson favorites about what it means to be a Lion. A preview video was released earlier this week on Facebook, and already has over 8,000 views. You can view the video here:

In addition, the Lions Club will be bringing a new drink to Clam Fest called the Lemon Lucy. It is the only all natural hand-made lemon slush drink at the festival. The drink and the name was chosen as a nod to the classic TV series, I Love Lucy, as companion to the popular Lime Rickey, sold by the Downeasters choral group. When trialed during last year’s Clam Festival, the Lemon Lucy got rave reviews. See the Lemon Lucy testimonial video:

What make the Lions Club different from all the other food vendors at Clam Fest is that they give 100% of all proceeds from food purchases to local community service organizations. Some of these groups include the food pantry, Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN), and the Iris Network. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated over the years, and just recently, the Yarmouth Lions were able to use funds from last year’s Clam Fest to help the Yarmouth Fire and Rescue department purchase an emergency UTV, which will make its service debut at the Yarmouth Clam Festival.

Utility1 - Yarmouth Fire and RescueYarmouth Lions contributed to Utility 1, Yarmouth Fire & Rescue’s new UTV, which begins service at the 2018 Clam Festival

The Lions have extended their booth space this year to ensure they can meet food demand, and are looking forward to not only continuing their service to Yarmouth and surrounding communities, but having lots of fun.

Learn to learn more about the Yarmouth Lions Club at the Yarmouth Clam Festival, visit yarmouthlions.org/clamfest.

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Lemon Lucy Slush Drink: Get Refreshed While Giving Back

All Natural Lemon Slush Funds Community Service Programs

Due to the cancellation of the 2021 Clam Festival: 
The Yarmouth Lions Club will be selling Lemon Lucy Slush drinks for a limited time at the Summer Arts Series (Music in the Park), Wednesday’s starting at 6pm.

During the hot days of the Yarmouth Clam Festival, head to the Lions Club booth for a refreshing Lemon Lucy slush drink. 100% of all proceeds will go to fund local service organization efforts to help those in our community who need assistance.

Fresh Lemons. Pure Sugar. Ice. Simple Slushy Goodness

We’ve been busy testing variations of our ingredients to come up with the perfect slush / taste consistency, which is sure to keep you completely refreshed. The Lemon Lucy is the only slush drink available at the Yarmouth Clam Festival, and is made with  100% all-natural ingredients.

An Instant Clam Festival Food Court Winner

The Yarmouth Lions Club had trialed the lemon slush recipe at the 2018 Yarmouth Clam Festival, which draws over 150,000 visitors over a single weekend each Summer. For decades, Clam Fest visitors have enjoyed the Lime Rickey, a fizzy lime drink offered by the Down Easters Choral group, but there were no other choices for a cold drink made with fresh ingredients (besides bottled water), so the Yarmouth Lions decided to name their lemon slush drink, Lemon Lucy, as a companion to the Lime Rickey, and a nod to the popular TV series comic duo, Lucille Ball and Rickey Ricardo from “I Love Lucy”.

By the 2019 Clam Festival, the Lemon Lucy and the Lime Rickey were the most popular food item for festival goers to cool off and continue enjoying the event. With thousands of Lemon Lucy’s being sold, the Yarmouth Lions Club is able to donate thousands of dollars to local nonprofits, and fund community enrichment programs.

Click to read more about how the Lemon Lucy became the new staple of the Clam Fest food court.

Yarmouth Lions Club Lemon Lucy Slush Drink

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