“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.
With summer upon us there are going to be endless opportunities to get out and fish, hike, and play in the great outdoors we call our back yard. As we all settle into our summer routines and prepare for our summer adventures, if you are looking for something a little different, think about spending an afternoon volunteering in the community.
It happens every once in a while, a moment that makes you sit back in your chair, and reminds you just how lucky you are. Recently, a member of the Eagle River Rotary Club came to a Lions meeting and gave a presentation about a project that will be underway in Eagle River this summer. The presentation was short, and there were no fancy props, bells, or whistles. It was just a person with a message. The message: let’s give every child the opportunity to be included.
It’s official: We have survived another winter of snow, ice and wind.