Fairfax Lions Recognize Peace Poster Winners

Posted on January 3, 2015Leave a comment

The Fairfax Host Lions Club recognized two Peace Poster Contest winners on December 2 and will recognize a third on January 6. Winners are:

Bailey Redler - Lanier Middle School

Bailey Redler – Lanier Middle School

Seungmin Lee - Rocky Run Middle School

Seungmin Lee – Rocky Run Middle School

Hailey Steen - Stone Middle School

Hailey Steen – Stone Middle School

Each winner received a certificate and a $50 bill.

Bailey’s, Seungmin’s, and Hailey’s posters were among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 27th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs sponsor the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people.

Winning posters were selected on the basis of originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme, “Peace, Love, and Understanding.”

FHLC Peace Poster chairperson Lion Jeff Root said he was impressed by the expression and creativity exhibited in the three posters. “It is obvious that Bailey, Seungmin, and Hailey have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m pleased that the Fairfax Lions were able to provide these students with the opportunity to share their visions.”

Peace Poster winners Seungmin Lee (Rocky Run Middle School) and Hailey Steen (Stone Middle School) display their winning Peace Posters and certificates with Lion Jeff Root, FHLC Peace Poster Chairperson.

Peace Poster winners Seungmin Lee (Rocky Run Middle School) and Hailey Steen (Stone Middle School) display their winning Peace Posters and certificates with Lion Jeff Root, FHLC Peace Poster Chairperson.

Congratulations to Bailey, Seungmin, and Hailey!

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Thank YOU for supporting our December 2014 Fruit Sale!!!

Posted on January 2, 2015Leave a comment

SOLD OUT!!!!citrus

Our December fruit sale was a big successs – we sold all the fresh grapefruit and oranges by noon Saturday, Dec 20.  We also sold all (but one) Vermont maple syrup, and most of the Virginia peanuts.

As you may know, our 3 annual fruit sales are our primary fund raising activities.  They enable the Fairfax Lions to conduct our many charity and service programs helping those in need in our local area.  (For information on those programs, please see that portion of this web site.)

So, a BIG thank you to all our friends and neighbors in Virginia, Maryland, and DC who were customers at the December fruit sale.

Also, thank you for bringing us your old eyeglasses.  We take used eyeglasses to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia http://www.valions.org/EGRC/ where they are cleaned, inspected and sorted by prescription.  The majority of the glasses are then sent overseas with eye care professionals and fit to individuals in need of eye glasses.  Some glasses go to depressed areas of the US where, with the assistance of trained medical personnel, they are distributed to needy citizens.

Our next fruit sale will be on March 12-14, 2015, same location (parking lot by Home Depot just south of Fairfax Circle on Old Lee Highway).  We look forward to fresh Valencia oranges along with great grapefuit fresh from Florida!

Sign up for your discount coupon on this page, at http://www.fairfaxlions.org/citrus-sale-notification/

 

 

Announcing our improved Vehicle Donation Program

Posted on November 23, 20141 Comment

The Fairfax Lions are beginning a promotion this week for our new vehicle donations program. Donors can make tax deductible donations of automobiles, trucks, boats, motor homes, and other valuable belongings by calling 1-855-500-RIDE or by filling out an online form at www.fairfaxlions-cardonations.org.

How to Donate

The generosity of our donors enables the Lions to support many local projects in support of our community. Since 1951 the Fairfax Lions have raised and returned more than $1,500,000 dollars to the community! We have provided more than 600,000 volunteer hours of hands-on assistance to those in need. The focus of our charitable work includes sight and hearing retention and youth programs. We collect and recycle eyeglasses, deliver food baskets to families in need, conduct an annual youth music scholarship competition, support Little League baseball teams, purchase new eyeglasses for individuals who cannot afford them, conduct 4 blood drives a year, support the Lions Eye Clinic at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and much more.

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