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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/