It’s 3:55 p.m., and breathing in, you open the door entering the Sleepy Dog Café. In the very back you see your friends sitting in a circle, drinking coffee and energy drinks, having a laugh, talking about current events — by that I mean the latest gossip. You sit next to Logan and Grace. Jennica is on the other side, Tristan and Ty are in the corner, Emiline and everyone else is in front. You reach for your drink, rich coffee runs down your throat and with a burst of energy you’re ready to take on any challenge that comes your way.
From Palmer to Eagle River and beyond, Chugiak Lions, Eagle River Elks, Eagle River Lions, Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions and the Palmer Lions bring that cheer to our families. They help bring a little bit of happiness into families of those in need.
Local Lions are busy this holiday season with a number of special projects, including: Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions “Tree of Giving”: Pick up a tag(s) at one of the Tree of Giving trees located at Walmart, Fred Meyer, First National Bank, Eagle River Bowl, Credit Union One and Mat-Valley Credit Union, shop for the gift and then return the unwrapped package with the tag attached to the tree by Dec. 17. Gifts will be distributed Dec. 22 at Eagle River Lions Club House. Chairperson: Carolyn Washburn at 694-3966.
It’s that time of year to be joyous in the Winter Wonderland of Chugiak-Eagle River. Enjoy the fun of bringing your family to Town Square for the annual Winter Wonderland Walk where you will be part of the tree lighting, meet with Santa and his reindeer, sing a Christmas song.
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.