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Heavenly Clam Chowder

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With fall on the way, I thought I would do a quick update. Today is our last day of summer vacation, the kids go back to school tomorrow!!! Yikes! Summer just flew by! Today was a cool and rainy morning and it got me thinking about how many things I love about the fall season. One of my absolute favorite things is all the yummy soup recipes! I thought I would share with you my family's favorite Clam Chowder recipe. I guarantee you will love this if you love clam chowder.

“Russ’” Clam ChowderIngredients: (makes about 8 quarts)½ lb chopped bacon½ cup chopped Onion½ cup chopped green bell peppers½ cup chopped celery5 large potatoes diced1 12-15 ounce bag of frozen corn (or 3 cans niblets)1 51 ounce can of chopped clams1 51 ounce can of swanson chicken broth (or 8 tsp chicken bouillon in 51 oz. of water)1 cube (1/4 lb) of real butter¾ cup of flour1 qt half and half1 tsp salt¼ tsp pepper½ tsp thyme2 cans Campbell’s cream of asparagus soupInstructions:1.In a large pot, brown bacon remov…

Why Become a Lion

Why I joined the Lions Club
I am newer member of the Lion's Club, but my husband has been a Lion for 30 years. This last 10 years, I have so enjoyed being a part of the community, I have learned how to give vision and hearing tests, packed baskets of food and gifts for the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas, worked at the special Olympics to get glasses for all the participants that needed them. I have loved every minute of it!
Now, I am getting ready to start a Leo Lion's Club at the local high school, Rocky Mountain High, and I am really looking forward to getting this next generation involved in giving back to the community. I think it is a great way to "train up our children". If you live locally and would like to be a part of a wonderful service organization, please let me know. We are a small club and definitely looking for new members.

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Lion When asked, most Lions will say they joined a Lions club to serve their communities. But there are…