Archive for December, 2019

Lions Deliver 25 Holiday Food Baskets

Posted on December 20, 2019Comments are off

On Dec 19th, Fairfax Lions presented holiday food baskets to deserving families in our community. The families were selected by Main Street Child Development Center in Fairfax City, and Lions Club members met the families at the Main Street Child Development Center facility. (Learn more about MSCDC at )

It is both an honor and a pleasure to help families in our community, especially in the holiday season. The Lions motto is: WE SERVE!

Lions Screen Vision of 2-4 Year Old’s

Posted on December 18, 2019Comments are off

On Dec 17, Lions Jim and Marty conducted a vision screening at Olam Tikvah Preschool.   The school is part of the Olam Tikvah Synagogue.   It’s always fun screening 2-4 year old children.  A total of 25 students were screened and 3 (12%) were referred to an eyeglass professional.  Ironically, all three had astigmatism.  When a referral is necessary, a complete SPOT report is printed for the school to use when informing parents.   The Lions used the Club’s SPOT portable screening equipment to conduct these vision screenings. The SPOT system is easy to use and accommodating when screening vision of young children, and produces accurate reports of an individual’s vision.

Fairfax Lions Recognize Peace Poster

Posted on December 7, 2019Comments are off

For 32 years, Lions Clubs have encouraged young people to think about “peace,” and illustrate their thoughts in a poster. The theme for this year is Journey of Peace, and over 600,000 posters were submitted world-wide for the Peace Poster Contest.

Fairfax Lions sponsored this years contest at Rocky Run Middle School, and recognized the winning poster by 8th grade student Paparda. Her winning peace poster is shown below.

Winning Poster by 8th Grade Student Paparda, Rocky Run Middle School

Paparda received a cash award for her Peace Poster, and Rocky Run’s Art Teacher, Linda Ledbetter, was awarded a gift card to purchase art supplies for her students.

Top left: 8th grade student Paparda receives cash award
Top Right: Paparda and family
Bottom: Art Teacher Linda Ledbetter received gift card award

Fairfax Lions congratulate Paparda for her outstanding art work, and Linda for her strong support of the Lions annual Peace Poster Contest.

Citrus Sale December 12-14, 2019 (Thursday-Saturday)

Posted on December 6, 2019Comments are off

Our charity programs are primarily funded by 3 citrus fruit sales each year. Sign-up NOW for email reminders and discount coupons for our Dec 12-14 sale, at (click link):

We will sell Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and by popular demand Sol Zest Mandarins!  All our fruit is delivered fresh-off-the-Florida- trees. Sol Zest Mandarins are mostly seedless, thin-skinned, easy-to-peel, and unlike smaller fruit from other countries that you may find in local stores. We also sell genuine Maple Syrup (from Vermont) and wonderful Virginia peanuts.

The Florida growers tell us the fruit is excellent this year. Please come early, Dec 12-14, for the best selection.

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

And, 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:

We genuinely thank you for your continued support of the Fairfax Lions! ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO CHARITY…HELP US HELP OTHERS.