Our local Chugiak-Eagle River Relay for Life Event took place at the Harry J. MacDonald field this past weekend. 26 teams and 189 participants set up tents, campers and motorhomes around a track and members of each team took turns walking the track. Food, music, games and activities were provided by teams and volunteers during the fun filled 20 hours. This event celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer and inspires hope by sharing accomplishments and progress with others.
Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award (LCIF) is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient of this award becomes a model because of the exemplary service to his club and the community for which it serves.
The Eagle River Lions would like to thank everyone for all their support throughout the year and for your assistance in our hosting another fantastic Independence Day Celebration at our community park.
Fundraising for nonprofit organizations is a never-ending battle. Trying to find unique and exciting ways to attract the community’s attention is extremely challenging. Then when you do find something new, everyone else latches on to it and the next thing you know, there’s dozens of the same type of event happening.
Come celebrate our nation’s independence with the entire Chugiak-Eagle River community! With the assistance of the Chugiak and Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions, the Eagle River Lions Club has long hosted one of the earliest Independence Day extravaganzas in the country. Beginning at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, the festivities will begin and continue on until it concludes with a large fireworks display at midnight, brining in the Fourth of July with a glorious bang!
The 25th annual Miss and Mr. Bear Paw Pageant will be held July 11 at 7 p.m. Come out to the Steve Primis Auditorium at Chugiak High and cheer on your local teens and enjoy their talent performances.
Interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun? You can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community — and communities around the world.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, in 1880, Helen Keller developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf. With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind, Helen Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. And in 1925, she attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness.”