Archive for December, 2016

2017 Peace Poster Contest Winner

Posted on December 27, 2016Comments are off

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)

Youth Camp Cabin Rennovation

Posted on December 6, 2016Comments are off

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
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

Lions Deliver Thaksgiving Dinners to 25 Families

Posted on December 6, 2016Comments are off

On November 22nd, 25 local area families in need of food assistance received all the ingredients for a nutritious Thanksgiving dinner as a result of this year’s Thanksgiving Food Basket Delivery. The baskets included a frozen turkey (10 – 13 lbs.), cans of corn and green beans, a can of cranberry sauce, a box of Bisquick mix, a box of stuffing mix, 5 lbs. potatoes, 1 lb. carrots, a bag of FHLC Citrus Sale oranges, a cake mix and frosting.

Going hungry is an unfortunate reality for many people in Fairfax County. According to statistics from the national hunger awareness organization Feeding America, more than 76,000 residents in the Fairfax County area are “food insecure,” meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from.

That’s what we Lions do to meet a need within our community – WE SERVE!!