MADISON — The Madison Area Leo Club, sponsored by the Skowhegan Lions Club, recently presented Steve Foshay with a new Santa suit to replace the 40-year-old suit he had. The members held a lawn sale during the 10-Mile Lawn Sale in May and raised enough money to buy the new velour suit, complete with fluffy beard. This presentation took place at the Madison Information Booth on Main Street in Madison.

“Money raised in May allowed the Leos to fulfill there first fundraiser. Mr. Foshay’s original suit had served him well,” said Robin Davis, advisor for the new group, in a news release from the club.

“So far the group has raised money for the Maine Children’s Home with a bottle drive, and is now working on a Pampered Chef fundraiser to make a donation to the Somerset Humane Society. Leo members thank everyone who contributed to this important work. You are truly helping Leos make a difference in our community,” said Davis in the release.

The Madison Area Leo Club has nine members and meets at 10:30 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month at Treasures, 270 Main St., Madison. Leo clubs are a group of young men and women, 12 to 18 years of age, who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Madison Area Leos Club, contact Davis at 696-5122 and visit the club’s Facebook page.

Leo clubs are sponsored by local area Lions Club through Lions Clubs International. The first Leo’s Club was started in 1957 by the Glenside Lions Club in Pennsylvania, according to the release. There are 5,700 Leo clubs in approximately 140 countries in the world. For more information about Leos and Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

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