It is that time of year to be joyous in the Winter Wonderland of Chugiak-Eagle River. It is time to enjoy the fun of bringing your family to Town Square for the annual Winter Wonderland Walk where you can be a part of the tree lighting, meet with Santa and his reindeer and sing Christmas songs. It is time to be a part of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Tree of Giving kick off. Local children will have stars in their eyes as they anticipated the arrival of Santa and his reindeer. Many children will be hoping to have a chance to give Santa their Christmas wishes, or touch a reindeer. Unfortunately, for many, the reality of Christmas is not attainable as they need to pay that electric, or heating bill instead of purchasing a gift for their children.
The Eagle River Community Lions Club’s appreciates all U.S. military service members on this Veterans Day and thanks them all!
In the year 1867, a group of entertainers in New York City were looking for a place to socialize and enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s company and common interests. Less than six months later the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was born and quickly added charitable works to their fraternal foundation.
How can you have a crazy good time and help a deserving group of people at the same time? By participating in the 4th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, that’s how. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage.
Local Lions donated their time and resources to the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) fundraising event Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. The flagship event helps the ADA provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
Fall seems to be the time of year when auctions abound, raising funds for a variety of non-profits throughout our community.
What do culinary arts students, Chugiak High School and the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lion’s have in common? How about service to others, work related training, community support and fun!
What a tremendous community we are lucky enough to live in! the fundraiser that was pulled together in a short amount of time for Anne Roberts on Friday, Sept. 21 was a giant success! Anne has been a longtime Eagle River and Chugiak resident for many years and raised four children in this community. Two months ago, she learned the breast cancer she fought and beat 10 years ago had returned, only this time it turned out to be a very rare form of breast cancer and she was flown to Seattle for treatment. Anne will be receiving treatment in Seattle for the next 2-3 months. To help with her medical costs, her colleagues at Prudential Vista Real Estate planned a fundraiser to help her.
As a follow-up article related to the Leo program run by the Sleeping Lady Mountain Loins, I would like to introduce you to the Bear Mountain Leos.