With the arrival of August also comes the promise of blooming fireweed and the anticipation of a new school year, the state fair and hunting season. Before we all settle into our fall routine, now is a great time to explore opportunities to give a little back to the community we call home. Whether you decide to pick up trash on the side of the road, in a park, or your neighbor’s backyard, the Sleeping Lady Lions would like you to consider stopping in at a Lions’ club meeting or checking out the Eagle River Area Rotary Club. Both organizations are dedicated to service and make everyone who walks in the door feel like they are among friends.
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. Each year’s art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists’ life experiences and culture.
“It’s a Jungle Out There” found Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club roaring in to Sponsor the Bear Paw Pageant in conjunction with the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce for the 7th year in a row.
“Hail, hail the Lions are here!” The roar came loud and strong at the 49A Multi-District Convention held this past April in snowbound Valdez. Lions from throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territories met to train each other on various skills to promulgate Lionism throughout the “last frontier.”
The Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club had joined hands with local businesses to introduce “The Gathering.”
The Eagle River Lions will host our annual Independence Day Celebration on July 3-4 at Lions Park in Eagle River.
Gates open for this year’s Eagle River Lions Independence Day Extravaganza at Lions Park on July 3 at 6 p.m., with no entry fee or parking fee charged. Patriotic carnival-like food, music, entertainment and children activities will be available at Eagle River Lions Park, and fireworks kick off at midnight. An adult beverage garden is provided with music.
It’s that time of year again. The Eagle River Lions Club is planning for their Third of July Extravaganza, held at Eagle River Lions Park on Tuesday, July 3, and we would like to extend an invitation to you to be a part of our annual community event. Each year, rain or shine, the event draws several thousand visitors who spend several hours eating, playing games, and visiting with friends, while waiting for one of the best firework shows in the state.
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.
Youth are graduating all over Alaska, but some receive a different kind of recognition for their efforts. Volunteers of America are the sponsors of ARCH Home, which is located in Eagle River and is an alcohol and substance abuse program to rehabilitate youth from all over Alaska and teach them a better way of life.