Archive for March, 2016

Woodson HS Freshman Calls Bingo with Fairfax Lions

Posted on March 17, 2016Leave a comment

Graysen Hunter, a Freshman at Woodson HS, helps the Fairfax Lions Club serve our community.  Graysen has helped at past Lions food sales – where we raise funds to finance our charity programs. (He wore the Lion costume at the Fairfax Fall Festival, October 2015).

Recently, Graysen was our bingo caller at the Fairfax Nursing Center  http://www.fairfaxnursingcenter.com/   Fairfax Lions call bingo monthly providing a little entertainment and companionship for seniors in the nursing center.

J HunterGraysen Hunter calling bingo

Local Youths Compete for Lions Music Scholarship

Posted on March 10, 2016Leave a comment

Local area Lions Clubs sponsored contestants in a March 9th competition to award prize money and select vocalists and instrumentalists to advance to state level competition.  This is the Virginia Lions “James A. Bland Music Scholarship Competition.”  The Fairfax Lions Club had held a competition in January and selected 2 contestants for scholarship awards from our club and to advance to last night’s event.

For information on the Bland Contest, see:  Lions of Virginia Bland Music Scholarship Foundation

The March 9th event was wonderful competition:  13 instrumental and vocalist competitors performed beautifully.  The quality of the competition was high, and a panel of judges worked hard to select winners.

The Fairfax Lions Club sponsored performing artists are in the photo below.  They were not selected to advance, they were superb.  We thank them for doing their best, and thank Lion Jeff Root for chairing our Bland contest activity.

Fairfax Lions Sponsored Contestants

Happy 65th Birthday Fairfax Lions!

Posted on March 1, 2016Leave a comment

The Fairfax Lions Club was established on February 21, 1951.  We are proud to continue to serve our community, neighbors and those in need around the world for 65 years.   We do a lot simply by volunteering our time; but our major accomplishments are made possible by donations and fund raising activities which you in our community support.  For example, our most recent major fund raiser was our citrus fruit sale, March 3-5, 2016.  We hold 3 fuit sales each year (November, December, and March).   Those fruit sales generate about 80% of our total charity programs budget.  If you bought fruit from us (or maple syrup or peanuts) at our recent March sale, you helped us support several local youth programs, solve many people’s vision problems with special needs equipoment and eyeglasses, provide holiday meals to local needy families, provide medial assistance to underprivileged persons in Vietnam and Ehtiopia, support the Fairfax City senior center and patients in a nursing home and the Lamb Center, grant scholorships to veterans, and pay for research to cure diabetes and hearing loss.  We thank our community for making all this possible.

Thank you – Fairfax neighbors – for helping us be a successful service club for 65 years.

NEXT FRUIT SALE:  NOV 17-19, 2016 (week before Thanksgiving)