Archive for February, 2019

Citrus Fruit Sale, March 14-16, 2019

Posted on February 24, 2019Comments are off

Our last citrus sale of the season is here!  These sales are OUR MOST IMPORTANT charity fund raiser – every penny of proceeds goes directly to charity programs….and the charity programs depend on these sales.

We have Valencia Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit – fresh from the Florida groves!  Come early March 14-16 for best selection.   Also buy Virginia peanuts, Vermont maple syrup, and discounted carwash tickets for Embassy Car Wash.

Sign-up up for a discount coupon (good on a full case of fruit), and updates for all sales:

Sales Location:  near Fairfax Circle, intersection of Old Lee Hwy & Old Pickett Road (GPS: 3251 Old Lee Highway) by Home Depot. Look for blue & white sales van (provided by Craig Van Lines).

Doors open 9AM-6PM, March 14 (Thursday) – March 16 (Saturday). If any fruit remains, we will be open on Sunday, March 17.

Don’t forget – we accept donations of any motorized vehicle, and you get a tax deduction (in accordance with current tax law).  Visit our vehicle donation page:

Thanks for your continued support of the charity service of the Fairfax Lions Club!

Little League Team Thanks Fairfax Lions

Posted on February 23, 2019Comments are off

Each year, the Fairfax Lions Club supports several youth programs.  One such youth activity is the “Fairfax Nationals” little league team.  In February, 2019, the Lions were proud to accept a plaque acknowledging support for the 2018 season.

Fairfax National Little League Team Thank-You Plaque



Vision Screening

Posted on February 17, 2019Comments are off

On Saturday, February 2, a team of Fairfax Lions joined the local Kiwanis Club on the 3rd floor of Fairfax City Firehouse #3.  The event was the Fairfax Chocolate Lover’s Festival.  The Lions screened the vision of 133 persons using the SPOT screening system our Club  owns.

Lion Discusses Screening Results with Clients

The screening process identified 35 persons (a relatively high 26% of total screened) who were referred for a complete eye exam by a professional.  Among this group, several were young children.  A number of families were screened and all were happy to learn about their vision.  One young family was glad to discover that both children needed vision correction, but we could sense their concern about the cost of obtaining professional vision care.  Lions are able to discuss with them advice on how to obtain a no-cost eye exam and eyeglasses, provided by Lions Clubs for qualified persons.

Another family learns their screening results

Lions are happy to identity persons with vision concerns so they may be addressed.  WE SERVE!

Peace Poster Contest Winner

Posted on February 6, 2019Comments are off

Fairfax Lions Club selected as its winning peace poster that of Miss Saranya Gadwala, age 13, of Rocky Run Intermediate School. Her poster competed at the Lions District level and went on to the VA state competition.

Miss Saranya Gadwala holds Lions certificate, surrounded by her family

Miss Saranya Gadwala explains to the Fairfax Lions that peace and kindness go hand-in-hand

Winning Poster: Peace and Kindness Go Hand-in-Hand

The Lions International Peace Poster Contest has made a global impact on adults and children alike.  It gives kids 11-13 years old, a creative way to express their visions of peace.  Approximately 600,000 children from 75 countries participate in the contest each year. The theme this year was “Kindness Matters.”