ASHLAND - To honor the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International, local Lions are giving Ashland residents a few more places to sit.

The group plans to donate four benches, offering to install them at recreational and memorial sites around town. Selectmen Tuesday proposed replacing the bench near the post office, and adding two at Stone Park, and one at Ashland Healing Garden. The garden, located off a trail in the woods near Ashland Middle School, is an art installation meant to memorialize the impact of the town's Nyanza Colorant Plant Superfund site.

The benches are recycled plastic, Ashland Lion Julian Doktor told selectmen this week, and are warrantied for 50 years.

It's not clear when the benches will be installed, though Doktor said he was hoping to have them in before the ground became too hard to anchor benches where needed.

The Ashland Lions hit their 50th anniversary this year.