Archive for December, 2016

2017 Peace Poster Contest Winner

Posted on December 27, 20162 Comments

Each year, Lions around the world hold a contest for young persons to create artwork celebrating peace. The art products are called “Peace Posters.” In December, Lion Jeff Root introduced the Fairfax Lions Club 2017 Peace Poster contest winner: 7th grader Hyesoon Lee of Rocky Run Middle School. Hyesoon titled her artwork “Singing the Peace.” For the award presentation – at a Fairfax Lions Club dinner meeting in December  – Hyesoon was accompanied by her mom, little brother, and Rocky Run art teacher Linda Ledbetter. (Linda Ledbetter has sponsored many poster winners for our Club.)

“Singing the Peace” 2017 Peace Poster Winner

Lion Jeff Root presents award for winning Peace Poster

Hyesoon Lee and Singing the Peace” poster (one of 600,000 posters submitted to Lions Clubs world-wide)

Lions Sell Out of Citrus Fruit – Early!

Posted on December 17, 2016Leave a comment

Thank you great customers in the Fairfax area…our fruit sale ended Friday (Dec 16) at 12:50pm when we sold our last case of grapefruit. (Oranges sold out at 9am Friday.)
Lion Ted closes down fruit sale van

We were surprised customer volumne was so high Thursday; the frigid weather didn’t hold you back at all! We had record sales for one day. The beneficiaries of your generosity are our less fortunate community neighbors. 100% of proceeds of our fundraisers go to our charity programs. Thank you for your support. Our next citrus fruit sale is in March, 2017 – stay tuned for details.

It is NOT TOO LATE this year to get a 2016 income tax deduction for donating a vehicle, please see details on this web page.
www.fairfaxlions.org/donate-a-vehicle

Youth Camp Cabin Rennovation

Posted on December 6, 2016Leave a comment

This summer, Fairfax Lions began rennovating a cabin at the Northern Virginia LionsYouth Camp. Exterior work was completed in October, and recent work is interior rennovation. Just completed is interior painting. The ceiling is now white, walls are ‘battleship gray’ and trim is charcoal gray. We applied three coats of primer and two top coats to assure good coverage.

New Cabin Interior: Stain-free, Sparkling White Ceiling & Grey Walls
interior-paint
Next up is electrical upgrade (lights, electric conduit, outlets, heaters) and installation of floor covering – for completion in December. THANK YOU Club Members for your work to make this happen – it is a wonderful service to support local youth groups using the camp.

The purpose of the Camp is to provide camping facilities to any youth group accompanied by adult leaders and supervisors. The Camp Site is located on a mountain west of the Town of Boyce and the Appalachian Trail and just east of the Shenandoah River in Clarke County, Virginia.
For more information, see: Lions Youth Camp

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